Publication: Global Phenomena and Social Sciences. An Interdisciplinary and Comparative Approach

Evènement | November 30, 2017

Book edited by Jean-Sylvestre Bergé, Sophie Harnay, Ulrike Mayrhofer and Lionel Obadia. 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.

Springer, 2017, 150 p.


Chapter 1: War and Globalization: Understanding the Linkages, Frédéric Ramel (SciencesPo Paris)

Chapter 2: Multinational Enterprises and Sustainable Development in Emerging Markets, Pervez N. Ghauri (Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham)

Chapter 3: Multinational Enterprises and the Challenges of Globalization, Valérie Fossats-Vasselin (Claude Bernard Lyon University) and Ulrike Mayrhofer (iaelyon, Jean Moulin Lyon University)

Chapter 4: Globalization and Climate Change, Andrea Maneschi (Vanderbilt University, Nashville)

Chapter 5: Explaining the Production and Dissemination of Global Corporate Governance Standards: A Law and Economics Approach to Corporate Governance Codes as a Global Law-Making Technology, Sophie Harnay (University of Lorraine)
Chapter 6: Human Rights and Their Extra-Legal Circulations: Some Anthropological Reflections, Ana Lúcia Pastore Schritzmeyer (Universidade de São Paulo)

Chapter 7: What Is ‘Global’ for Anthropology? A Focus on Circulation, Between ‘Flows’ and ‘Systems’, Lionel Obadia (University of Lyon 2)

Chapter 8: The Circulation of Legal Phenomena: Past Lessons and Recent Issues, Jean-Louis Halpérin (ENS Paris)

Chapter 9: Border Crossing Phenomena and the Law: Which Method? Jean-Sylvestre Bergé (Jean Moulin Lyon University)

Contributing authors:

Jean-Sylvestre Bergé, Valérie Fossats-Vasselin, Pervez N. Ghauri, Jean-Louis Halpérin, Sophie Harnay, Andrea Maneschi, Ulrike Mayrhofer, Lionel Obadia, Ana Lúcia Pastore Schritzmeyer, Frédéric Ramel

About the editors:

  • Jean-Sylvestre Bergé is a professor of international and European law at Jean Moulin Lyon University (EDIEC) and senior member of the Institut universitaire de France (IUF). 
  • Sophie Harnay is a professor of economics at the University of Lorraine and researcher at the laboratory BETA CNRS UMR 7522.
  • Ulrike Mayrhofer is a professor of international business at iaelyon School of Management, Jean Moulin Lyon University (iaelyon Magellan Research Center).
  • Lionel Obadia is a professor in anthropology at the University of Lyon 2.

Contact : Ulrike MAYRHOFER, iaelyon School of Management