Economics in Globalization
Classes will be conducted in lecture format. Although PowerPoint slides will be available over Moodle, students are encouraged to take notes during class. Students will be expected to actively participate in group discussions during class.
There is no specific text for this course. The instructor will distribute reading materials to students in class when necessary.
This course provides an introduction to the subject of economic globalization. The course seeks to understand what economic globalization is, how it came to be, what its divergent consequences are for various countries, regions, and peoples, and how it relates to other key issues in the global political economy, including poverty, development, and environmental problems. In addition to providing a broad overview of key issues and debates in relation to the study of economic globalization, this course is intended to provide students with opportunities to develop critical thinking skills and to discuss ideas and opinions with the professor and their peers in English.
Introduction to the course
History of economic globalization: the pre-modern world economy
History of economic globalization: the industrial revolution and free trade imperialism, 1750-1913
History of economic globalization: the interwar crisis and the post-war order, 1914-1970
History of economic globalization: The crisis of Keynesianism and the 3rd world debt crisis, 1971-1980s
History of economic globalization: the rise of neoliberalism and the Lehman Shock, 1980-2009
ALH 1: students will be asked to choose from a selection of news articles, journal articles and short videos related to course themes and write a brief summary of the chosen text along with their own critical commentary or analysis.
Economic globalization today: success stories? Japan and the Asian Tigers
Economic globalization today: poverty, inequality and development in the Global South
Economic globalization today: economic integration, regional and global
Economic globalization today: gender, migration, and social reproduction
Economic globalization today: globalization and environmental crisis
Economic globalization today: anti-globalization, alter-globalization, and the global backlash
ALH 2: students will be asked to choose from a selection of news articles, journal articles and short videos related to course themes and write a brief summary of the chosen text along with their own critical commentary or analysis.
While there are no assigned texts for this course (other than for ALH Assignments), students are expected to review study notes and/or PowerPoint slides prior to class, making note of any questions they have or ideas that they do not fully understand and come to class ready to ask questions and participate in group discussions.
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