Industries of the
Lecture 17 - Thursday July 13th
Review: the division of labor
Sectors of the global economy
Extraction and agriculture
Producing the land as a commodity
Colonialism and histories of extraction
Race and the
Lecture 14 - Thursday June 29th
Migration - in-migration/the mobility of capital
Racism in the workplace
Race and the global economy
Several ways to think about race and the global econom
Lecture 20 - Thursday July 20th
Assessing the future, evaluating the past.
Arrighis systemic cycles of accumulation.
China and the end of US-led world capitalist hegemony?
The 2008 subprime mortgage crisis.
What about globalization?
The Circulation of
Capital, Logistics, ABS
Lecture 18 - Thursday July 13
The circulation of capital.
Tertiary and quaternary sectors
Advanced business services.
The logistics revolution.
Customer service work.
Lecture 13 - Tuesday
Womens participation in the global economy.
The gender pay gap.
Womens work. How is work gendered?
Low-status interactive service work.
High-status service work.
Discussion on divisions
The Workers Context
Week 7. Lecture 12 - Thursday June 22
Work, labor, and social reproduction
Divisions of labor:
Social and technical division of labor
Spatial division of labor
International division of labor
New international division of labor
Lecture 15 - Thursday July 6th
Globalizations sexual politics?
What does it mean to think about a sexual politics of globalization?
Can we think about sexuality as a global project or a capitalist project?
The supra-national context and
Lecture 11. Week 8 - Tuesday June 20th
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
General Agreements on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), later World Trade
The European Union
Chapter 1 Freedoms Just Another Word
Harvey D. 2005. A Brief History of Neoliberalism. Oxford University Press: Oxford.
Freedoms Just Another Word . . .
For any way of thought to become dominant, a conceptual apparatus has to be advanced that appea
Lecture 19 - Tuesday 18th July
What is neoliberalism?
Reviewing liberalism and economic liberalism
US imperialism abroad (e.g., Chile)
Domestic economic policy
Neoliberalism and politics
Short answer an
The Political Context and the
Week 4. Lecture 7 - Tuesday May 30th
The political context:
Nation-state (nation and state)
Nation-states in the 20th Century
Varieties of capitalism - there is not one cap
The Organizational Context
Week 6. Lecture 9 - Thursday June 8th
TNCs - Transnational Corporations
There are a great number of ways that transnational corporations organize their
Not all firms transnationalize, many prefer to remain domestic.
Lecture 13: The Trends
The Dominant Trend overall, an increases in firm size
- Why? Internal economies of scale (Lowering average cost with increase in size)
Internal economies of Scale
- Why? Types equip
Inequality in the Global Economy
Week 3. Lecture 5 - Tuesday May 16th
Building on the previous two lectures an overview of global and domestic inequality.
Case study: IMF structural adjustment in Jamaica (Life and Debt documentary) - t
Week 1. Lecture 1 - Tuesday May 2nd
Introduce the course and its contents.
Discuss the syllabus and assignments.
Introduce key concepts such as the economy, and globalization (more on this
Discuss the idea of
Patterns of Global Economic
Week 2 - Lecture 3 - Tuesday May 9th
Identify and understand different ways to measure economic activity.
GWP, GDP (nominal, real, PPP, per capita).
GDP growth as indicators of global economic act
The Economic Context and the
Mode of Production
Week 3. Lecture 6 - Thursday May 25th
Part II - The Global Economy in Context
Various organizational contexts:
The Technological Context
Week 6. Lecture 8 - Tuesday June 6th
Thinking through the relationship between technology and economy.
Introduce the idea of Kondratiev long-waves.
Recognize that technological change often implicates changes in:
What is the economy (for)?
Week 1. Lecture 2 - Thursday May 4th
Examine and historicize two key concepts:
What is the economy
The idea of globalization
Identify that the economy is a concept with a history. Its modern usage is quite
Patterns of Global Economic
Activity II - Trade & FDI
Week 2. Lecture 4 - Thursday May 11th
Reflecting on the previous lecture, examine some of the major trends of the 20th
Define and examine global patterns of trade and FDI (
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