Globalisation is a key concept of our era. From the death of the sovereign state to social exclusion globalisation can provide explanations for very different phenomena. Signs of globalisation can be found everywhere in society. Almost any recent large-scale change in political, social and economic structures can be linked to the concept. It has also offered new perspectives for the academic disciplines, even functioning as a useful bridge between these disciplines – a real key to a multidisciplinary development.
However, this very flexible and multidimensional character of globalisation has also created risks, it perhaps ambiguous to be credible, too fluid to function as a proper conceptual instrument for academic studies.
Key questions addressed cover the state of affairs in the study of globalisation. What do we know about the concept and phenomenon this far? How had the study of globalisation contributed to structures and policies in both academic and real life? The conference brings together eminent scholars with different perspectives in the study of globalisation, together with ‘political and economic actors’ from public and private sectors. In this way, the conference formed a real meeting point for academic deliberations with practical assessments of the phenomenon of globalisation.