Poverty in the World Society

The United Nations has become one of the leading international organizations creating international norms and discourse. The first goal of its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is to end poverty in all its forms everywhere. One strategy the United Nations uses to end poverty is by providing resources and status approved non-governmental organizations (NGOs). NGOs … Continue reading Poverty in the World Society


Global Social Problems Syllabus

SOCI 2375: Global Social Problems Catalog Description Provides an introduction to a wide range of social problems around the globe, such as homelessness, crime, and poverty, and how these social problems differ by race, class, and gender. Includes major sociological theoretical perspectives on social problems (such as functionalism, conflict, interactionism, and feminism). A comparative exploration … Continue reading Global Social Problems Syllabus

SOGI at the UN

At the 2016 World Conference of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association in Bangkok, Thailand, the first-ever United Nations independent expert on sexual orientation and gender identity (UN IE SOGI), Professor Vitit Muntarbhorn, recognized the importance of the interconnectedness of international non-governmental organizations as he discussed the UN mandate on SOGI to … Continue reading SOGI at the UN

A World Society Approach to Social Problems

Since World War II, nation-states around the world have adopted surprisingly similar norms and values, particularly around themes of universalism, global citizenship, individualism, scientific progress, and voluntary rational authority. The world society (or world polity) approach explains this global congruence as a result of the growing influence of international, professional non-governmental and intra-governmental organizations applying … Continue reading A World Society Approach to Social Problems