Theories of Capitalism and Globalization|
Spring 2015 not offered
|Certificates: International Relations|
Globalization has become a common term used widely by government officials, business, the media, and scholars in the social sciences and area cultural studies. However, there is no common meaning associated with this term or agreement on its origins and consequences for the societies and peoples of the world. The aim of this course is to examine different theories of globalization and the relationship between globalization and modern capitalism. Is globalization to be seen as a late 20th-century phenomenon, or is it synonymous with the rise and expansion of the capitalist world-system since the 16th century? What consequences does globalization have for the nation-state and the ability of citizens to determine the agenda of their nation-state and address issues of social justice and the inequalities between rich and poor countries and rich and poor peoples?
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
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The course will include selected readings from Adam Smith, Karl Marx, Immanuel Wallerstein, Peter Evans, David Harvey, Kanichi Ohmae, Manuel Castells, Stuart Hall, William Greider, Ellem Meiksins Wood, Nancy Fraser, David Held, Thomas Pogge, Jurgen Habermas, and Michael Mann, among other theorists
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Three eight page take-home essays.
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