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  1. Week 1: Welcome session: introduction 1 item
    1. In this introductory session we will discuss some of the key elements of the module: the abstract and its thematic breakdown; the aims and objectives; the learning methods and materials; the form and methods of assessment, and student evaluation and feedback of the module. We will also introduce the module structure through the weekly outline of topics.

  2. Week 2: Globalisation - Perspectives and Narratives 27 items
    1. Topic and Questions 1 item
      1. Topic:

        •  Globalisation has been understood to imply significant changes to thinking about politics, economics and society. We will identify and discuss various positions in the globalisation debate, and consider the broader implications this has for political organisation.

        Key questions:

        •  What are the more (or less) convincing aspects of the positions on globalisation as characterised by Held and McGrew?
        •  Consider the transformationalist position – does this undermine the hyperglobalist/sceptic dichotomy that characterised the early globalisation debate?

    2. Core Reading 3 items
      1. Globalization in question - Paul Q. Hirst, Grahame Thompson, Simon Bromley 2009

        Book essential ‘Introduction’, ‘Globalization and the history of the international economy’ & ‘Globalization, Governance and the Nation-State’

    3. Supplementary Reading 23 items
      1. States against markets: the limits of globalization - Robert Boyer, Daniel Drache 1996

        Book further reading P. Bairoch, ‘Globalization, Myths and Realities’

      2. Demystifying globalization - Colin Hay, David Marsh 2000

        Book further reading B. Andreas, ‘Unpacking the Globalization Debate: Approaches, Evidence and Data’

      3. Contesting globalization: space and place in the world economy - André C. Drainville 2004 (electronic resource)

        Book further reading Chapter 1

      4. Globalization/anti-globalization - David Held, Anthony G. McGrew 2002

        Book further reading Chapter 8 ‘The New Politics of Globalization: Mapping Ideals and Theories’

      5. Market unbound: unleashing global capitalism - Lowell L. Bryan, Diana Farrell 1996

        Book further reading

      6. Globalization: critical reflections - James H. Mittelman 1996

        Book further reading ‘The Dynamics of Globalization’

      7. Global paradox - John Naisbitt 1994

        Book further reading

      8. Global futures: shaping globalization - Jan Nederveen Pieterse 2000

        Book further reading ‘Shaping Globalization’

      9. Being digital - Nicholas Negroponte 1995

        Book further reading

      10. The end of the nation state: the rise of regional economies - Ken'ichi Ōmae 1995

        Book further reading

      11. The borderless world: power and strategy in the interlinked economy - Ken'ichi Ōmae 1990

        Book further reading

      12. The work of nations: preparing ourselves for 21st century capitalism - Robert B. Reich 1992

        Book further reading

      13. The new political economy of globalisation - Richard A. Higgott, Anthony Payne 2000

        Book further reading James N. Rosenau, ‘The Dynamics of Globalization: Toward an Operational Formulation’ (Volume 1)

      14. The logic of international restructuring - W. Ruigrok, Rob van Tulder 1995

        Book further reading ‘Introduction: Appraising three major debates’

      15. ‘The Great Globalization Debate: An Introduction’

        Chapter further reading J. Tomlinson, ‘Globalization and Cultural Identity’

      16. National diversity and global capitalism - Suzanne Berger, Ronald Dore 1996

        Book further reading R. Wade, ‘Globalization and its Limits: Reports of the Death of the National Economy are Greatly Exaggerated’, pp.60-88

      17. The new political economy of globalisation - Richard A. Higgott, Anthony Payne 2000

        Book further reading Chapter 5 (Volume 1)

      18. Globalization - Malcolm Waters 1995

        Book further reading ‘Brave New Worlds: Recent Theories’ & ‘What on Earth is Happening?’

      19. Globalization - Malcolm Waters 2001 (electronic resource)

        Book further reading Chaper 8

      20. Globalization - Malcolm Waters 2001

        Book further reading Chaper 8

  3. Week 3: A Brief History of Globalisation(s) 30 items
    1. Topic and Questions 2 items
      1. A reading of much of the literature on globalisation would suggest that the World began in 1973. The purpose of this session is to challenge this assumption by placing contempoary globalisation in a longer term historical perspective while simulatanously analysing the objective conditions out of which "this current wave of globalisation" can be said to have emerged in the 1970s.

        • Does the idea of globalisation make any sense in light of the arguments advanced by Chase-Dunn?
        • In what ways can contempoary processes of intergration be said to be qualitatively and quantatatively different from what has gone before?
        • How important has the crisis of profitability been in shaping the development of the Global Political Economy since the early 1970s?

    2. Core Reading 6 items
      1. Chapter 1 - Robert Brenner

        Chapter essential

      2. OR:

      3. Chapter 15

        Chapter essential

      4. ‘The History of Globalization – and the Globalization of History’ - A G Hopkins

        Chapter essential

    3. Supplementary Reading 22 items
      1. National diversity and global capitalism - Suzanne Berger, Ronald Dore 1996

        Book further reading R. Boyer, ‘The Convergence Hypothesis Revisited: Globalization but Still the Century of Nations?’, pp.29-59

      2. The World system: five hundred years or five thousand? - Andre Gunder Frank, Barry K. Gills 1993

        Book further reading

      3. British imperialism, 1688-2000 - P. J. Cain, A. G. Hopkins 2002

        Book further reading

      4. Innovation and transformation in international studies - Stephen Gill, James H. Mittelman 1997

        Book further reading E. Helleiner, ‘Braudelian Reflections on Economic Globalisation: The Historian as Pioneer’

      5. Globalization in question: the international economy and the possibilities of governance - Paul Q. Hirst, Grahame Thompson 1999

        Book further reading Chapters 1, 2 & 9

      6. Commodity Chains in the World-Economy Prior to 1800 - Terence K. Hopkins, Immanuel Wallerstein 1986

        Article further reading Warwick doesn’t have access to this article. You can try requesting this from another library by clicking the online resource button.

      7. ‘The Great Globalization Debate: An Introduction’

        Chapter further reading Modelski; Keohane & Nye; Giddens

      8. The Myth of Post-Cold War Chaos - G. John Ikenberry 1996

        Article further reading

      9. When Did Globalization Begin? [NBER Working Paper 7632] - K. O’Rourke, J. Williamson 2000

        Document further reading

      10. The end of the nation state: the rise of regional economies - Ken'ichi Ōmae 1995

        Book further reading

      11. The Rise of the Region State - Kenichi Ohmae 1993

        Article further reading

      12. Has globalization gone too far? - Dani Rodrik 1997

        Book further reading ‘Introduction’

      13. The logic of international restructuring - W. Ruigrok, Rob van Tulder 1995

        Book further reading

      14. Producing hegemony: the politics of mass production and American global power - Mark Rupert 1995

        Book further reading

      15. The new political economy of globalisation - Richard A. Higgott, Anthony Payne 2000

        Book further reading L. Weiss, ‘Globalization and the Myth of the Powerless State’

      16. Transnational classes and international relations - Kees van der Pijl 1998

        Book further reading

      17. The capitalist world-economy: essays - Immanuel Maurice Wallerstein 1979

        Book further reading

      18. Empire of capital - Ellen Meiksins Wood 2005

        Book further reading

      19. Civilization and capitalism, 15th-18th century - Fernand Braudel 1992

        Book further reading

      20. Socialism or barbarism: from the "American Century" to the crossroads - István Mészáros c2001

        Book further reading

  4. Week 4: Globalisation and Modernity I - Giddens and Beck 12 items
    1. Topic and Questions 1 item
      1. Following on from our discussion of the periodisation and historical roots of globalisation this week's session examines the writings of two of the major critical liberal globalisation theorists. Anthony Giddens (1990) and Ulrich Beck (2000) both view the globalisation process as a new phase of modernity. Our discussion will focus on the meaning of modernity in the context of globalisation and the consequences of analysing globalisation in this way.

         

        • What does 'modernity' mean in the context of globalisation?
        • What is Beck's and Giddens' view on globalisation as continuity or change?
        • Evaluate the concept of 'risk society'.

    2. Core Reading 2 items
      1. The consequences of modernity - Anthony Giddens 1990

        Book essential Chapters 1 & 2

      2. What is globalization? - Ulrich Beck 2000

        Book essential Chapters 1& 3

    3. Supplementary Reading 9 items
      1. Reflexive modernization: politics, tradition and aesthetics in the modern social order - Ulrich Beck, Anthony Giddens, Scott Lash 1994

        Book further reading

      2. Modernity and self-identity: self and society in the late modern age - Anthony Giddens 1991

        Book further reading

      3. The globalization reader - Frank J. Lechner, John Boli 2015

        Book further reading Part II: ‘Explaining Globalization’ [gives other views on the origins of globalisation]

      4. The follies of globalisation theory: polemical essays - Justin Rosenberg 2000

        Book further reading

      5. Globalization: a critical introduction - Jan Aart Scholte 2005 (electronic resource)

        Book further reading

      6. Globalization: a critical introduction - Jan Aart Scholte 2005

        Book further reading

      7. Globalization - Malcolm Waters 1995

        Book further reading Especially chapter entitled 'What on Earth is Happening?'

  5. Week 5: Globalisation as Late Capitalism 27 items
    1. Topic and Questions 2 items
      1. Marxist understandings of globalisation locate it not as a product of late modernity in some generic sense but as a consequence of the logics of late capitalism. The processes that are taking place under the rubric of globalisation are driven by capital's need to secure new opportunities for profitable investment. David Harvey can make a strong claim to being the leading radical contemporary theorist of globalisation. His work focuses on, how changes in the organisation of production (from mass production to flexible specialisation) together with an accompanying compression of "space-time" have resulted in fundamental changes in all facets of social, political and cultural life.
        Furthermore, Harvey also introduces the idea that accumulation by dispossession is at the heart of the contemporary globalisation project.

        • How convincing are Harvey's arguments that changes in systems of production and the organisation of economic activity more generally have ushered in fundamental changes in social life?
        • Evaluate the proposition that 'time-space compression' is an essential element of globalisation
        • To what extent can Globalisation simply be understood as the universalisation of capitalism?

    2. Core Reading 5 items
      1. The condition of postmodernity: an enquiry into the origins of cultural change - David Harvey 1990

        Book essential Part III, especially 15 & 17

      2. Globalization and social change - Johannes Dragsbaek Schmidt, Jacques Hersh 2000

        Book essential D. Harvey, 'Globalization in Question'

      3. Historical materialism and globalization - Mark Rupert, Hazel Smith 2002

        Book essential E. Woods, 'Global capital, national states'

    3. Supplementary Reading 20 items
      1. Production, power and world order: social forces in the making of history - Robert W. Cox 1987

        Book further reading

      2. Power and resistance in the new world order - Stephen Gill 2008

        Book further reading Chapter 7: ‘Globalization, Market Civilization, and Disciplinary Neoliberalism’

      3. The limits to capital - David Harvey 2006

        Book further reading [More theoretical. Very demanding but rewarding]

      4. The new imperialism - David Harvey 2005

        Book further reading

      5. Postmodernism: or, The cultural logic of late capitalism - Fredric Jameson 1991

        Book further reading

      6. Historical materialism and globalization - Mark Rupert, Hazel Smith 2002

        Book further reading

      7. Development and social change: a global perspective - Philip McMichael 2012

        Book further reading

      8. Global political economy: contemporary theories - Ronen Palan 2000

        Book further reading P. McMichael, ‘Globalisation: Trend or Project?’

      9. The capitalist world-economy: essays - Immanuel Maurice Wallerstein 1979

        Book further reading

      10. Capitalism and the information age: the political economy of the global communication revolution - Robert Waterman McChesney, Ellen Meiksins Wood, John Bellamy Foster 1998

        Book further reading E. Wood, 'Modernity, Postmodernity, or Capitalism', pp.27-49

      11. Empire of capital - Ellen Meiksins Wood 2005

        Book further reading

      12. A system in crisis: the dynamics of free market capitalism - James F. Petras, Henry Veltmeyer 2003

        Book further reading

      13. Globalization and the postcolonial world: the new political economy of development - Ankie M. M. Hoogvelt 2001

        Book further reading

  6. Week 6: Reading Week 1 item
    1. Reading Week

  7. Week 7: Transnational Corporations and Global Commodity Chains 45 items
    1. Topic and Questions 1 item
      1. One of the key sets of agents driving changes in the global system are Transnational Corporations. While there exists an active set of debates concerning the existence or non-existence of truly global firms it is a simple empirical fact that the stock of global FDI increased from $1950 to $8895 billion between 1990 and 2004. In addition there is considerable evidence to suggest that non-equity based linkages between firms from different states are deepening and that the production process as a whole is increasingly organised at a supranational level. A range of scholars have developed and sought to utilise "commodity chains analysis" in an attempt to understand transnational economic linkages. The basic components of this approach to understanding global economic activity will be introduced and critiqued in the lecture and seminar.

        • Do we still essentially live in a world of national firms or are we seeing the emergence of a genuine set of global firms?
        • How useful is the idea of commodity chains in helping us understand the contemporary global political economy?
        • What are the policy and developmental implications of the changes that are taking place in global production systems?

    2. Core Reading 4 items
      1. Chapter 7 - Peter Dicken

        Chapter essential

      2. Chapter 3 - Leslie Sklair

        Chapter essential

      3. Commodity chains and global capitalism - Gary Gereffi, Miguel Korzeniewicz 1994

        Book essential G. Gereffi, ‘The Organization of Buyer-Driven Global Commodity Chains: How U.S. Retailers Shape Overseas Production Networks’

    3. Supplementary Reading 40 items
      1. Multinational Firms 15 items
        1. Transnationals and governments: recent policies in Japan, France, Germany, the United States and Britain - David Bailey, George Harte, Roger Sugden 1994

          Book further reading

        2. Global dreams: imperial corporations and the new world order - Richard J. Barnet, John Cavanagh 1995

          Book further reading

        3. The world economy since the war: the politics of uneven development - E. A. Brett 1985

          Book further reading Chapter 4

        4. The myth of the global corporation - Paul N. Doremus 1998

          Book further reading

        5. Alliance capitalism and global business - John H. Dunning 1997

          Book further reading

        6. The global political economy: perspectives, problems, and policies - Stephen Gill, David Law 1988

          Book further reading Chapter 11

        7. Regulating international business: beyond liberalization 1999

          Book further reading

        8. The logic of international restructuring - W. Ruigrok, Rob van Tulder 1995

          Book further reading

        9. Rival states, rival firms: competition for world market shares - John M. Stopford, Susan Strange, John S. Henley 1991

          Book further reading

        10. Sovereignty at bay: the multinational spread of U.S. enterprises - Raymond Vernon 1971

          Book further reading

        11. World Investment Reports - UNCTAD

          Webpage further reading Various years. [An excellent source of statistical information]

        12. World Bank

          Website further reading [Contains a vast collection of papers on impact of foreign direct investment in the third world]

      2. On Commodity Changes 25 items
        1. Geographies of commodity chains - Alex Hughes, Suzanne Reimer 2004 (electronic resource)

          Book further reading

        2. Cross-continental food chains - Niels Fold, Bill Pritchard 2005

          Book further reading

        3. Chains and networks, territories and scales: towards a relational framework for analysing the global economy - Peter Dicken, Philip F. Kelly, Kris Olds, Henry Wai-Chung Yeung 2001

          Article further reading

        4. From What We Wear to What We Eat - Catherine S. Dolan, Meenu Tewari 2001

          Article further reading

        5. The global restructuring of agro-food systems - Philip McMichael 1994

          Book further reading

        6. Global change, regional response: the new international context of development - Barbara Stallings 1995

          Book further reading G. Gereffi, ‘Global Production Systems and Third World Development’

        7. Commodity chains and global capitalism - Gary Gereffi, Miguel Korzeniewicz 1994

          Book further reading

        8. The governance of global value chains - Gary Gereffi, John Humphrey, Timothy Sturgeon 2005

          Article further reading

        9. Introduction: Globalisation, Value Chains and Development - Gary Gereffi, John Humphrey, Raphael Kaplinsky, Timothy J. Sturgeon 2001

          Article further reading

        10. Trading Down: Africa, Value Chains, and the Global Economy - Peter Gibbon, Stefano Ponte 2005 (electronic resource)

          Book further reading

        11. Global production networks and the analysis of economic development - Jeffrey Henderson, Peter Dicken, Martin Hess, Neil Coe 2002

          Article further reading

        12. Commodity Chains in the World-Economy Prior to 1800 - Terence K. Hopkins, Immanuel Wallerstein 1986

          Article further reading Warwick doesn’t have access to this article. You can try requesting this from another library by clicking the online resource button.

        13. Governance in Global Value Chains - John Humphrey, Hubert Schmitz 2001

          Article further reading

        14. A Handbook for Value Chain Research - Raphael Kaplinsky, Mike Morris 2004

          Document further reading

        15. Spatializing commodity chains - D. Leslie, S. Reimer 1999

          Article further reading

        16. Global commodity chain analysis and the French filière approach: comparison and critique - Philip Raikes, Michael Friis Jensen, Stefano Ponte 2000

          Article further reading

  8. Week 8: Financial Globalisation 68 items
    1. Topic and Questions 1 item
      1. A lot of the strongest arguments representing the current era as a fundamentally new epoch in social organisation where global linkages take precedence over linkages at other spatial scales focus on finance. The numbers are awesome. According to the BIS the size of the global financial market increased from about 300 billion in 1974 to 7000 billion in 1996. By 2004 total daily foreign exchange turnover reached $2317 million compared to $590 million in 1989. This week's session looks at the agents and dynamics driving contemporary processes of financial integration.

         

        • What have been the main forces driving global financial integration?
        • What are the main benefits and costs of global financial integration?
        • In what ways can we and should we seek to re-regulate the global financial market?
        • What are the major implications for national public policy of global financial integration?

    2. Core Reading 9 items
      1. Hyperreal Finance - Elton G. McGoun 1997

        Article essential

      2. Political economy of money and finance - Makoto Itō, Costas Lapavitsas 1999

        Book essential Chapter 8

      3. The nature of money - Geoffrey K. Ingham 2004

        Book essential Chapters 8 & 9

      4. Chapter 2

        Chapter essential

      5. profits without prosperity. - WILLIAM LAZONICK 2014

        Article essential

    3. Supplementary Reading 58 items
      1. Capitalizing on crisis: the political origins of the rise of finance - Greta R. Krippner 2011

        Book further reading

      2. Economy and society

        Journal further reading 2000, Volume 29(1)

      3. Global capital, national state and the politics of money - Werner Bonefeld, John Holloway 1995

        Book further reading Particularly the essay by Marazzi

      4. The limits of transparency: ambiguity and the history of international finance - Jacqueline Best 2005

        Book further reading

      5. Financial globalisation and the opening of the Japanese economy - James D. Malcolm 2003

        Book further reading

      6. Governing financial globalization: international political economy and multi-level governance - Andrew Baker, David Hudson, Richard Woodward 2005

        Book further reading

      7. States and the reemergence of global finance: from Bretton Woods to the 1990s - Eric Helleiner 1994

        Book further reading Chapters 6-9

      8. Electronic money: new day or false dawn? - Benjamin J. Cohen 2001

        Article further reading

      9. Irrational exuberance - Robert J. Shiller 2015

        Book further reading

      10. Mad money - Susan Strange 1998

        Book further reading Chapters 1 & 2

      11. Casino capitalism - Susan Strange 1997

        Book further reading

      12. States and the reemergence of global finance: from Bretton Woods to the 1990s - Eric Helleiner 1994

        Book further reading chapter 4-7.

      13. Securitization: redefining the bank - Paul W. Feeney 1995

        Book further reading

      14. Rogue trader - Nick Leeson, Edward Whitley 1996

        Book further reading

      15. Money, power and space - Stuart Corbridge, N. J. Thrift, Ron Martin 1994

        Book further reading Chapters 1-3

      16. Banking on the world: the politics of American international finance - Jeffry A. Frieden 1987

        Book further reading pp.79-122

      17. The S & L debacle: public policy lessons for bank and thrift regulation - Lawrence J. White 1991

        Book further reading

      18. Money rules: the new politics of finance in Britain and Japan - Henry Laurence 2001

        Book further reading

      19. Tax revolt: something for nothing in California - David O. Sears, Jack Citrin 1985

        Book further reading

      20. Tax crusaders and the politics of direct democracy - Daniel A. Smith 1998

        Book further reading

      21. An introduction to global financial markets - Stephen Valdez, Julian Wood 2003

        Book further reading Chapter 11, 12, 13 and 14.

      22. Mad money - Susan Strange 1998

        Book further reading Chapter 2.

      23. Finance, information and power - Susan Strange 1990

        Article further reading

      24. Spatial formations - N. J. Thrift 1996

        Book further reading N. Thrift and A. Leyshon, 'A Phantom State? International Money, Electronic Networks and Global Cities'

      25. The global city: New York, London, Tokyo - Saskia Sassen 1991

        Book further reading Chapter 5

      26. The future of money in the information age - James A. Dorn 1997

        Book further reading

      27. Going digital: how new technology is changing our lives - The Economist 1996

        Book further reading chapter 9.

      28. Global financial integration: the end of geography - Richard O'Brien 1992

        Book further reading

      29. Economies of signs and space - Scott Lash, John Urry 1994

        Book further reading Chapter 11

      30. The great unravelling: from boom to bust in three scandalous years - Paul R. Krugman 2004

        Book further reading

      31. The roaring nineties: seeds of destruction - Joseph E. Stiglitz 2003

        Book further reading

      32. Japan's policy trap: dollars, deflation, and the crisis of Japanese finance - Akio Mikuni, R. Taggart Murphy 2002

        Book further reading

      33. Monetary orders: ambiguous economics, ubiquitous politics - Jonathan Kirshner 2003

        Book further reading

      34. The city: a guide to London's global financial centre - Richard Roberts 2004

        Book further reading

      35. Money/space: geographies of monetary transformation - Andrew Leyshon, N. J. Thrift 1997

        Book further reading

      36. Discipline in the global economy?: international finance and the end of liberalism - Jakob Vestergaard 2009

        Book further reading

      37. Globalisation, hegemony and the future of the City of London - Leila Simona Talani 2012

        Book further reading

  9. Week 9: Thing Fail Apart - The Contemporary Crisis 70 items
    1. Topic and Questions 1 item
      1. This session seeks to explore the dynamics of the current economic crisis. We seek to relate some of more abstract, theoretical processes highlighted in last weeks' sessions to concrete process and practices at the heart of the current turmoil. This session focus on global financial imbalances, the instruments underpinning the boom, the particular problems of the eurozone and the discursive reconstruction of financial crisis as a crisis of government debt. In particular how used to further entrench neo-liberal reform rather than promote Keynesian social democratic solutions. The exact content of the session will change as events evolve.

         

        • "German policy lies at the heart of eurozone crisis and only German can resolve the crisis". Discuss
        • What are the main differences between Marxist, Keynesian, Orthodox and Austrian accounts of the crisis?

    2. Core Reading 7 items
      1. The great financial crisis: causes and consequences - John Bellamy Foster, Fred Magdoff 2009

        Book essential Introduction & Chapter 1

      2. Eurozone crisis: beggar thyself and thy neighbour - Costas Lapavitsas, Annina Kaltenbrunner, Duncan Lindo, J. Michell 2010

        Article essential

      3. Neoliberlism, Income Distribution and the Causes of the Crisis - Engelbert Stockhammer, 2010

    3. Supplementary Reading 62 items
      1. Books 35 items
        1. The endless crisis: how monopoly-finance capital produces stagnation and upheaval from the USA to China - John Bellamy Foster, Robert Waterman McChesney c2012

          Book further reading

        2. Post-Keynesian views of the crisis and its remedies - Óscar Dejuán, Eladio Febrero, Jorge Uxó González 2013 (electronic resource)

          Book further reading

        3. The Euro crisis - Philip Arestis, Malcolm C. Sawyer 2012 (electronic resource)

          Book further reading

        4. The demise of finance-dominated capitalism: explaining the financial and economic crises - Eckhard Hein, Daniel Detzer, Nina Dodig 2015 (electronic resource)

          Book further reading

        5. Wage-Led growth: An equitable strategy for economic recovery - M. Lavoie, Engelbert Stockhammer 2013

          Book further reading

        6. Adam Smith in Beijing: lineages of the twenty-first century - Giovanni Arrighi 2008

          Book further reading

        7. Reckless: the rise and fall of the city - Philip Augar 2010

          Book further reading

        8. A demon of our own design: markets, hedge funds, and the perils of financial innovation - Richard M. Bookstaber 2007

          Book further reading

        9. The spectre at the feast: capitalist crisis and the politics of recession - Andrew Gamble 2009

          Book further reading

        10. The future of the dollar - Eric Helleiner, Jonathan Kirshner 2009

          Book further reading

        11. Global finance in crisis: the politics of international regulatory change - Eric Helleiner, Stefano Pagliari, Hubert Zimmermann 2010

          Book further reading

        12. Foreclosed: high-risk lending, deregulation, and the undermining of America's mortgage market - Daniel Immergluck 2009

          Book further reading

        13. Manias, panics, and crashes: a history of financial crises - Robert Z. Aliber, Charles Poor Kindleberger 2011

          Book further reading

        14. Panic: the story of modern financial insanity - Michael Lewis 2009

          Book further reading

        15. Crisis economics: a crash course in the future of finance - Nouriel Roubini, Stephen Mihm 2010

          Book further reading

        16. Subprime nation: American power, global capital, and the housing bubble - Herman M. Schwartz 2009

          Book further reading

        17. The politics of housing booms and busts - Herman M. Schwartz, Leonard Seabrooke 2009

          Book further reading

        18. The black swan: the impact of the highly improbable - Nassim Nicholas Taleb 2011

          Book further reading

        19. Fool's gold: how unrestrained greed corrupted a dream, shattered global markets and unleashed a catastrophe - Gillian Tett 2009

          Book further reading

        20. The future of finance: the LSE report - Adair Turner 2010

          Book further reading

        21. Fixing global finance: how to curb financial crises in the 21st century - Martin Wolf 2009

          Book further reading

        22. The strange non-death of neoliberalism - Colin Crouch 2011

          Book further reading

        23. Class inequality in austerity Britain: power, difference and suffering - Will Atkinson, Steven Roberts, Michael Savage 2012

          Book further reading

        24. The global economic crisis: new perspectives on the critique of economic theory and policy - Emiliano Brancaccio, Giuseppe Fontana 2010

          Book further reading [The best left Keynesian analysis of crisis I have found]

        25. Never let a serious crisis go to waste: how neoliberalism survived the financial meltdown - Philip Mirowski 2013

          Book further reading

      2. Special Issues or Sections on the Crisis 10 items
        1. International Political Sociology 2009

          Article further reading Volume 3, Issue 4, December 2009

        2. Journal of International Affairs 2008

          Journal further reading Volume 62, Issue 1, Fall/Winter 2008

      3. Academic Articles 14 items
        1. Subprime: Tentacles of a Crisis - Randall Dodd 2007

          Article further reading

        2. Outbreak: U.S. Subprime Contagion - Randall Dodd, Paul Mills 2008

          Article further reading

        3. The great financial crisis: causes and consequences - John Bellamy Foster, Fred Magdoff 2009

          Book further reading

        4. Crisis in the Heartland - Peter Gowan 2009

          Article further reading

        5. The Global Slump - Robert Wade 2009

          Article further reading

        6. Rebalancing the Euro Area: The Costs of Internal Devaluation - Engelbert Stockhammer, Dimitris P. Sotiropoulos 2014

          Article further reading

      4. Reports 3 items
        1. Warwick Commission Report - The Warwick Commission on International Financial Reform 2009

          Document further reading

        2. The Financial Inquiry Commisson Report - Financial Inquiry Commission 2011

          Document further reading

  10. Week 10: The Global Media, Communications and Cultures of Consumption 56 items
    1. Questions 1 item
      1. In this session we shall examine the concentration of power in the global media and the social and political consequences of contemporary structures of media ownership. We shall also seek to engage with the more theoretical debates about how we as individuals are shaped by the images we consume from global corporations and the desires they seek to engender in us. In so doing, we shall seek to draw out how the act of consumption is as much a political and cultural one as a economic one. The ultimate purpose of this enquiry is to examine how global economic systems challenge or support particular national political arrangements and cultural practices. At the crudest level we may ask if we all listen to the same music, watch the same television and desire the same symbols what validity does the idea of distinct national cultures retain?

         

        • What are the implications of the concentration of informational resources for political and economic development?
        • What if anything ought we to do to remedy the problems (if any) that global media concentration causes?
        • We are what we consume? How does the rise of global brands (American Hip-Hop, McDonalds etc) impact on national cultures?
        • How useful is Baudrillard's work in explaining the Contemporary World?
        • Is cultural globalisation anything more than Americanisation?

    2. Core Reading 7 items
      1. Chapter 1

        Chapter essential

      2. The Cultural Apparatus of Monopoly Capital: An Introduction - John Bellamy Foster, Robert W. McChesney 2013

        Article essential

      3. If you have time please read these was well:

    3. Supplementary Reading 48 items
      1. General Reading on Media and Global Communication 31 items
        1. Capitalism and the information age: the political economy of the global communication revolution - Robert Waterman McChesney, Ellen Meiksins Wood, John Bellamy Foster 1998

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        2. The political economies of media: the transformation of the global media industries - Dal Yong Jin 2011

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        3. Digital disconnect: how capitalism is turning the Internet against democracy - Robert Waterman McChesney 2013

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        4. The political economy of media: enduring issues, emerging dilemmas - Robert Waterman McChesney c2008

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        5. Communication revolution: critical junctures and the future of media - Robert Waterman McChesney 2007

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        6. Media ownership: the economics and politics of convergence and concentration in the UK and European media - Gillian Doyle 2002

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        7. Global communication & international relations - Howard H. Frederick ©1993

          Book further reading Chapters 3, 5 &10

        8. The globalization of news - Oliver Boyd-Barrett, Terhi Rantanen 1998

          Book further reading Chapters 1-6

        9. Post-communism and the media in Eastern Europe - Patrick H. O'Neil 1997

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        10. Media, Culture & Society 1990

          Journal further reading All articles in V. 12, No. 3, July 1990

        11. Mass media and society - James Curran, Michael Gurevitch 2000

          Book further reading A. S. Mohamadi, 'The Global and the Local in International Communications' & A. Reborn Mohamadi, 'The Global And The Local In International Communication'

        12. Global culture: nationalism, globalization and modernity : a 'Theory, Culture & Society' special issue - Mike Featherstone 1990

          Book further reading A. D. Smith, 'Towards A Global Culture'

        13. Communication, culture and hegemony: from the media to mediations - Jesús Martín B. 1993

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        14. Geopolitics and geoculture: essays on the changing world-system - Immanuel Maurice Wallerstein 1991

          Book further reading Chapter 13

        15. Mass communication and society - James Curran, Michael Gurevitch, Janet Woollacott 1977

          Book further reading O. Boyd-Barrett, 'Media Imperialism'

        16. Mass media and society - James Curran, Michael Gurevitch 2000

          Book further reading A. Reborn Mohamadi, 'The Global And The Local In International Communication'

        17. Media, crisis and democracy: mass communication and the disruption of social order - Marc Raboy, Bernard Dagenais 1992

          Book further reading J. Keane, 'The Crisis Of The Sovereign State'

        18. Capitalism and communication: global culture and the economics of information - Nicholas Garnham, Fred Inglis 1990

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        19. Media culture: cultural studies, identity and politics between the modern and the postmodern - Douglas Kellner 1995

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        20. The Global political economy of communication: hegemony, telecommunication and the information economy - Edward A. Comor 1994

          Book further reading 'Introduction: The Global Political Economy of Communication'

      2. On Cultural Imperialism 4 items
        1. The wretched of the earth - Frantz Fanon 1967

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        2. The Politics of world communication: a human rights perspective - Cees J. Hamelink 1994

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        3. Trends in world communication: on disempowerment and self-empowerment - Cees J. Hamelink ©1994

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        4. Copyrighting culture: the political economy of intellectual property - Ronald V. Bettig 1996

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      3. The Political Economy of the Sign and Cultures of Consumption 13 items
        1. The consumer society and the postmodern city - David B. Clarke 2003 (electronic resource)

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        2. The system of objects - Jean Baudrillard 1996

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        3. The consumer society: myths and structures - Jean Baudrillard 1998

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        4. Advertising and consumer citizenship: gender, images and rights - Anne M. Cronin 2000

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        5. Consuming the entrepreneurial city: image, memory, spectacle - Anne M. Cronin, Kevin Hetherington 2008

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        6. The world of consumption: the material and cultural revisited - Ben Fine 2002

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        7. The world of consumption: the material and cultural revisited - Ben Fine 2002

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        8. The condition of postmodernity: an enquiry into the origins of cultural change - David Harvey 1990

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        9. See also references at end of Fine's review essay (in core reading)

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