Kevin Trepus

Date Approved


Degree Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department or School

Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology

Committee Member

Denise Reiling, PhD, Chair

Committee Member

Robert Orrange, PhD


The socioeconomic ramifications analysts attribute to modern economic globalization are highly varied and represent a subject of great controversy. With regard to the nature of this controversy, many analysts allege a divide exists between sociologists’ and economists’ perspectives. Using survey methodology, I explored this alleged disciplinary divide on a small scale by investigating the attitudes of sociology and economics faculty about the socioeconomic consequences of certain aspects of economic globalization – capital control reduction within international financial markets, the proliferation of transnational corporations, the implementation of NAFTA, and the functioning of international trade and financial institutions. My survey data revealed significant differences exist between the attitudes of sociology faculty and economics faculty in the sample toward the aforementioned aspects of economic globalization.

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