Cureent theories about globalisation too abstract or too political: Prof Brar

As part of the Teacher’s Day celebrations in Panjab University (PU),a special colloquium was organised in the campus on Thursday,delivered by Professor Bhupinder Singh Brar,from Department of Political Science

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: September 6, 2013 1:37 am

As part of the Teacher’s Day celebrations in Panjab University (PU),a special colloquium was organised in the campus on Thursday,delivered by Professor Bhupinder Singh Brar,from Department of Political Science. Professor Brar,former Dean University Instructions,PU has served in PU for 35 years as Professor in the Department of Political Science and presently re-employed in the same department.

Speaking on ‘De-theorising Globalisation’,Professor Brar described globalisation as a classic case of overkill,with 2.5 crore entries on globalisation available on Google Web,12 lakh entries on Google Scholar and 1.98 lakh books on Worldcatlib.

He said,“The concept of globalisation needs to be de-theorised and re-theorised as it has been prematurely and excessively theorised. The current theories about globalisation are either too abstract or too political.”

Professor Brar mapped the binary nature of globalization theories and said some concepts suffer from reckless use because they have been inadequately theorised,but the case with globalisation was quite the opposite. He added,“We should formulate theories specific to India,which should be collated with similar theories built elsewhere.”

Meanwhile,vice-chancellor Professor Arun Kumar Grover,announced such special colloquium would be organised every year.

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