Even though the course is mainly based on Russian literature on globalization, it also covers some internationally recognized theories of globalization and evaluates on the Russian approaches to them. Among the agents of globalization the course focuses on global organizations (WTO, the World Bank), trans-national corporations and international NGOs. The course points at environmental concerns and information society as causes of globalization.
Among the effects of globalization the course considers important the politization (securitization, as some writers refer to it), growing risks (though growing revenues too) for economies and creation of new cultures. The course chooses Pax Americana, global governance and global village among the theories predicting on what globalization can end with. Finally, it provides an introduction to critical geopolitics with a special focus on region-building.