Preparatory Readings & Syllabi

To be perfectly prepared for the Master's programme in Global Studies, we recommend to study the following readings before starting within the programme:

University of Leipzig

  • Bayly, C.: The birth of the modern world, 1780-1914: global connections and comparisons, Malden: Blackwell, 2004. (University Library of Leipzig: NK 1300 B359
  • Bentley, M.: Modern historiography. An introduction, London: Routledge, 2003 (University Library of Leipzig: NB 1100 B 477)
  • Boyer, R.; Drache, D. (eds.): States Against Markets. The Limits of Globalization, London, New York: Routledge, 1996.
  • Elsenhans, H.: Globalization Between a Convoy Model and an Underconsumptionist Threat, Münster: LIT Verlag, 2006. (pp. 28-67 and pp. 207-261 highly recommended!)
  • Elsenhans, H.: "Overcoming Rent by Using Rent: The Challenge of Development", Intervention. Zeitschrift für Ökonomie, 1, 1, 2004, pp. 87-115.
  • Hopkins, A.:Globalization in World History, London: Pimlico, 2002. (University Library of Leipzig: NK 1300 H 793)
  • Hughes-Warrinton, M.: Fifty key thinkers on History, London: Routledge, 2003.  (University Library of Leipzig: NB 5650 H894)
  • Mahon, J.E.: "Was Latin America too Rich to Prosper? Structural and Political Obstacles to Export-led Industrial Growth", Journal of Development Studies, 28, 2, January 1992, pp. 241-263.
  • Manning, P.: Navigating World History: Historians Create a Global Past, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. (University Library of Leipzig: NB 5100 M265)
  • Osterhammel, J.; Petersson, N.: Geschichte der Globalisierung: Dimensionen, Prozesse, Epochen, München: Beck, 2006. (University Library of Leipzig:  01A-2006-17669)
  • Singer, H.W.: "The Terms of Trade Fifty Years Later - Convergence and Divergence", The South Letter, 30, 1998.

London School of Economics

Introductory readings for each module can be found within the course guides