Finally: please put your cell phone on vibrate while in class.
1. Precis: 10%2. Mid-term exam: 25%3. Presentation: 5%4. Final paper: 30%5. Final exam 30%Required Texts: (1) David Harvey,
The Enigma of Capital and the Crises of Capitalism.
NewYork: Oxford University Press, 20 10. (2) Dimitris Stevis and Terry Boswell,
Labor: Democratizing Global Governance.
Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers,2008. NB: Other required readings can be found in various journals accessible-via the library'selectronic journals page or in the reserve section of the library: Recommended Texts: (1) Jennifer Jihye Chun,
Ithaca NY: CornellUniversity Press, 2009; (2) Amanda Tattersall,
Power in Coalitions.
Philadelphia: TempleUniversity Press, 2010; and Ruth Milkman,
WEEKLY TOPICS AND READINGSWeek One (jan 5):
Introduction to course: Neo(lie)beralism: Defining our terms/narrowing our focus: How can we begin to conceptualize the contemporary era of capitalism? What is the newlanguage of crisizing neoliberalism?Globalization; Neoliberalism; Keynesianism; the welfare state; the nation-state; post-neoliberalisrn, after-neoliberalism; organizing; trade unions; cross border; transnationalism;historical subj ect; modern prince; postmodern prince; working class; NGOs; ethical citizenship;austerity; agency; etc Required Readings: noneRecommended Readings: Andrew Herod and Luis LM Aguiar, Introduction to
Cleaners in theGlobal Economy.
Malden: Blackwell, 2006.
Week Two (jan 12):
Crisis of Neoliberalism and/or Crises of Capitalism: Is this crisis differentand if so, what implications does it have for how we understand our current economicrestructuring? How do we organize within the crisis of neoliberalism?Required Readings: David Harvey, chapters 1-4(1-118) in
The Enigma of Capital
Video:Endof Poverty? Think Again (2010)- Economic issues but not the just the current crisishttp://resolve.1ibrary.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=4412037