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In June of 2003, the Rockefeller Archive Center and the Department of Sociology at the University of Saskatchewan collaborated on a conference held at the Rockefeller Archive Center entitled, "Globalization, Civil Society and Philanthropy: Towards New Political Culture in the 21st Century." Participants included scholars, policy-makers and social advocates from around the world who offered varying perspectives and commentaries on globalization, including:
  • what globalization is, and how it differs from past economic and political expansions under European colonial rule
  • whether globalization promotes democracy and public accountability, or whether it has undermined the viability of the "nation-state"
  • whether globalization has increased economic prosperity, or widened the gap between the rich and the poor throughout the world
  • what role philanthropy plays in the context of globalization
The conference organizers were:
  • Harley D. Dickinson, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Social Research Unit, Dept. of Sociology, University of Saskatchewan
  • Soma Hewa, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Research in Philanthropy and Social Development
  • Bruce Mazlish, Ph.D., Professor of History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Darwin H. Stapleton, Ph.D., Executive Director, Rockefeller Archive Center
The Rockefeller Archive Center and the Department of Sociology at the University of Saskatchewan gratefully acknowledge the support of the University of Saskatchewan which permitted the participation of several University of Saskatchewan graduate students in the conference.

Publication of the proceedings is in progress. Papers from the conference are presented here by permission of the authors and the cosponsoring institutions who retain all rights and privileges of copyright. Papers may be downloaded or printed out solely for personal study.

Background Discussion for Proceedings of the Conference

Protecting International Intellectual Property Rights: Winners and Losers by Jonathan Aronson, University of Southern California

The Role of Public and Private Financial Institutions in the Globalization Process by Elliott R. Morse, The Asia-Pacific Group

Marginalization in an Era of Globalization by S. Mansoob Murshed, Institute of Social Studies

From the 'Mad Hatter's Tea Party' to Bold Experiments in Nursing Education in Canada by Janet Ross-Kerr, University of Alberta

China and Globalization by Dominic Sachsenmaier, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Democratizing the Global Economy: The Role of Civil Society by Jan Aart Scholte, Center for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation

Demeanor of Democracy: Civic Discourse and the Uncivil Body in Fledgling Democracies by Dimitri Shalin, University of Nevada

Globalization and Foreign Direct Investment: The South Asian Experience by Dushni Weerakoon, Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka

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