ERIC Number: ED215936
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
An Approach to World Order Studies and the World System.
Falk, Richard; Kim, Samuel S.
This paper discusses an approach to world order studies which can be used to supplant traditional international relations courses. It is one of a series of working papers commissioned by the World Order Models Project (WOMP) in its effort to stimulate research, education, dialogue, and political action aimed at contributing to a movement for a just world order. World order studies has two ambitions: to establish an enduring academic presence and to provide a basis for a movement for social change that encompasses issues of global scale. There are five major parts to the paper. The first part discusses the main assumptions of the world order approach. Part II describes the general framework of inquiry guiding world order studies. The framework involves a diagnostic/prognostic task of describing present world order conditions, a modeling task of designing preferred futures, and a prescriptive task of mapping a transition process, including concrete steps and an overall strategy. Stages of world order studies are the topic of Part III. Part IV looks at WOMP and other globalist outlooks. Five broad areas of inquiry which have currently emerged as the cutting edge of world order studies are discussed in Part V. (RM)
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Global Approach, Higher Education, International Relations
Institute for World Order, 777 UN Plaza, New York, NY 10017 ($2.00, 5-25 copies, $1.50).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: World Order Models Project.
Authoring Institution: Institute for World Order, New York, NY.