Global Phenomena and Social Sciences

An Interdisciplinary and Comparative Approach

  • Jean-Sylvestre Bergé
  • Sophie Harnay
  • Ulrike Mayrhofer
  • Lionel Obadia

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Political Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Valérie Fossats-Vasselin, Ulrike Mayrhofer
      Pages 37-47
  4. Economics

  5. Anthropology

  6. Law

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Jean-Sylvestre Bergé
      Pages 123-143
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 145-147

About this book


This book offers new perspectives on global phenomena that play a major role in today’s society and deeply shape the actions of individuals, organizations and nations. In a complex and rapidly changing environment, decision-makers need to gain a better understanding of global phenomena to adapt and to anticipate the evolution of the global context. The authors—ten renowned international scholars of anthropology, economics, law, management and political science—propose an interdisciplinary and comparative approach to social sciences. They analyse how international phenomena, such as globalisation or transnationalisation, transform the disciplines of social sciences from an epistemological standpoint. Explaining what ‘global' means in difference disciplines, the authors analyse several global phenomena that characterise today’s international environment such as the circulation of norms and ideas, the linkages between war and globalization, corporate governance, and the impact of multinational enterprises on sustainable development and poverty reduction. Providing examples of analytical disciplinary approaches and guidelines for decision-makers in a fast-changing global context this book will be useful to scholars and students of anthropology, economics, law, management and political science as well as practitioners in the private and public sectors.  


global phenomena social sciences movement internationalization epistemological transformation of the disciplines

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean-Sylvestre Bergé
    • 1
  • Sophie Harnay
    • 2
  • Ulrike Mayrhofer
    • 3
  • Lionel Obadia
    • 4
  1. 1.University of LyonLyonFrance
  2. 2.Faculté de droit, sciences économiques et de gestion, BETA—CNRS UMRUniversity of Lorraine, EonomiXUniversité Paris NanterreFrance
  3. 3.IAE LyonLyon UniversityLyonFrance
  4. 4.Department of AnthropologyUniversité Lyon 2LyonFrance

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