Contributors to the Issue

Contributors to the Issue
Journal: Journal of Globalization Studies. Volume 2, Number 1 / May 2011

Zygmunt BAUMAN is Emeritus Professor of sociology and the President of the Bauman Institute at the University of Leeds. Bauman's published work extends to 57 books and well over a hundred articles. Most of these address a number of common themes, among which are globalization, modernity and post-modernity, consumerism, and morality, and include such monographs as Globalization: The Human Consequences (1998), In Search of Politics (1999), The Individualized Society (2001), Wasted Lives. Modernity and its Outcasts (2004), Europe: An Unfinished Adventure (2004), Liquid Times: Living in an Age of Uncertainty (2006), and The Art of Life (2008).

Dmitry Bondarenko is professor and deputy director at the Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, a professor of the Center of Social Anthropology of the Russian State University for the Humanities, a member of Africanist Network Executive Committee (Chairman in September 2006 – August 2008) of European Association of Social Anthropologists, a co-Editor of the international journal Social Evolution & History. He is the Leader of scientific expeditions to Tanzania, Nigeria, Benin, and Ruanda. Bondarenko is the author of more than 240 scientific works in anthropology, history, African studies, including such monographs as The Theory of Civilizations and the Dynamics of Historical Process in Pre-colonial Tropical Africa (1997), A Popular History of Benin. The Rise and Fall of a Mighty Forest Kingdom (2003; with P. M. Roese), and Homoarchy: A Principle of Culture's Organization. The 13th – 19th Centuries Benin Kingdom as a Non-State Supercomplex Society (2006). E-mail:; homepage: node/21.

Amitai ETZIONI received his PhD in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. He then became a professor of sociology at Columbia University for twenty years, serving as chair of the department for part of his time there. He joined the Brookings Institution as a guest scholar in 1978 and then went on to serve as Senior Advisor to the White House from 1979–1980. In 1980 he was named the first University Professor at the George Washington University, where he currently serves as the director of the Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies. He is the author of 24 books including Modern Organizations (1964), The Active Society (1968), The New Golden Rule: Community and Morality in a Democratic Society (1996), The Moral Dimension (1988), How Patriotic is the Patriot Act: Freedom Versus Security in the Age of Terrorism (2004), and From Empire to Community: A New Approach to International Relations (2004).

Philippe Jourdon is an independent researcher and translator in economics, a member of the editorial committee of Middle East Studies Online Review and Entelequia Interdisciplinary Online Review. His current research interests include institutional economics, Kondratieff cycles and world system studies, European macro policies, economic history and history of economic ideas. He is author of over 20 scholarly publications including 6 monographs, e.g., Monetary History, Methodology and Epistemology for Sustainable Development.

Tomasz Kamusella is a visiting professor in Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. In 2008, he founded and co-edits the book series Nationalisms across the Globe published by Peter Lang. His main works are The Szlonzoks and Their Language: Between Germany, Poland and Szlonzokian Nationalism (2009). The Politics of Language and Nationalism in Modern Central Europe (2009), Silesia and Central European Nationalisms: The Emergence of National and Ethnic Groups in Prussian Silesia and Austrian Silesia, 1848–1918 (2007), The Dynamics of the Policies of Ethnic Cleansing in Silesia During the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (2000).

Ivan KRASTEV is the Editor-in-Chief of the Bulgarian Edition of Foreign Policy, Chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia, Bulgaria, and a member of the European Foreign Policy Council. Since 2004 Ivan Krastev has been the executive director of the International Commission on the Balkans chaired by the former Italian Prime Minister Giuliano Amato. He is the author of Shifting Obsessions: Three Essays on the Politics of Anticorruption (Budapest: CEU Press, 2004).

Roland Robertson is Emeritus Professor at University of Aberdeen in Scotland, United Kingdom, Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh, USA; Visiting Professor of Sociology at the University of Essex; and Distinguished Guest Professor of Cultural Studies at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. Among his most influential publications are The Sociological Interpretation of Religion (1970), Meaning and Change (1978), Globalization: Social Theory and Global Culture (1992) and a large number of other books and articles. He has also edited or co-edited various volumes, including the Encyclopedia of Globalization (2007) and Globalization: Critical Concepts in Sociology (2003). E-mail:

Jeet Bahadur Sapkota is Visiting Assistant Professor and Research Associate at the Global Institute of Asian Regional Integration, Waseda University, and Asian Development Bank Institute, Tokio, Japan. His research interests are reflected in papers ‘Mainstreaming Globalization in Poverty Reduction’ (2010), and ‘Globalization's Convergence Effect on Human Development in the Asia-Pacific: Evidence from the KOF Index of Globalization’ (2010).

Patrick A. Taran is Senior Migration Specialist at the International Labour Office (ILO) in Geneva. Current responsibilities include supervision of technical cooperation on migration for CIS countries. He has 33 years full time professional experience in the field of international migration, refugee resettlement, and integration. Previous posts included Secretary for Migration of the World Council of Churches, Director of Migrants Rights International, and Program Officer for the UN inter-agency International Migration Policy Program. E-mail: