Below you will find a rough course schedule. The assigned readings vary considerably in length and you should therefore plan accordingly. Come prepared for each day having carefully digested all of the assigned readings. You are responsible for all readings, both in class and for exams and papers.
In addition to the assigned readings, everyone expected to keep up with IPE news around the world. One should therefore read a major daily newspaper regularly.
|January 20||Introduction: No Reading|
|January 25||What is IPE?|
|Susan Strange, “Prologue: Some Desert Island Stories,” States and Markets (Pinter, 2nd ed., 1994)
B&V, ch. 1
Perkins, Confessions of an Economic Hitman, prologue
Theory and History
|B&V, ch. 3|
|B&V, ch. 2|
|Alexander Hamilton, Excerpts from Report on Manufactures|
|B&V, ch. 4|
|Andre Gunder Frank, "The Development of Underdevelopment"|
|February 8||Commodity Chains|
|Gereffi, "A Commodity Chains Approach for Analyzing Global Industries"
|February 10||Origins of the World Economy|
|Brawley, Power, Money and Trade, pp. 199-205
Cohn, Global Political Economy, ch. 3
|February 15||High and Low Politics|
|B&V, ch. 9
Perkins, Confessions of an Economic Hitman, pp. 3-33
|February 17||Modern High and Low Politics|
|Case #1: Auerswald and Shaver, "It's Not Just the Economy, Stupid"|
|February 22||Money: The Basics|
|B&V, ch. 7|
|February 24||International Monetary Relations|
|B&V, pp. 166-70
Country Study due
|March 1||The Global Financial Crisis|
|B&V, pp. 175-85
Frontline Video: "The Warning "
|March 3||The Global Financial Crisis II|
|Johnson, "The Quiet Coup"|
|March 8||The Global Financial Crisis III|
|The Economist, "The Repurcussions of Dubai"
The Economist, "Default Lines: Default and the Euro Area"
|March 10||Midterm Exam|
|March 15-17||Spring Break: No Class|
Investment and Trade
|March 22||Multinational Corporations and Global Production|
|B&V, ch. 18
Perkins, chs. 14-16
|March 29||The Politics of World Trade|
|B&V, pp. 128-140
Walden Bello, "Why Monday's Collapse of the Doha Round Negotiations is the Best Outcome for Developing Countries" Focus on the Global South
|March 31||T-shirts, Sweat and Child Labor|
|Case #2, "A Helping Hand?"
Silverstein, "Shopping for Sweat"
|April 5||Global Production and the Throw Away Economy|
Frontline: Is Wal-Mart Good For America?
Development and Globalization
|B&V, pp. 331-40
Jeffrey Sachs, The End of Poverty, pp. 1-50
|April 12||The Rise of Development States|
|B&V, pp. 340-5|
|April 14||Development, Security, Empire and Resistance|
|Perkins, Confessions of an Economic Hitman, 141-225|
|April 19||Commodity Presentations|
|Commodity Papers also due|
The Underside of the Global Economy
|M. Wilson and S. Zambrano, "Cocaine, Commodity Chains and Drug Policies: A Transnational Approach," in Gereffi and Korzeinewiecz, eds., Commodity Chains and Global Capitalism. Greenwood Press, 1994, ch. 15|
|April 26-28||No Class|
|View film, "Darwin's Nightmare"|
|May 3||Bodies as Commodities|
|Naím, Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers and Copycats are Hijacking the Global Economy, chs. 1-2
Video: Organs for Sale