432175 VU Selected Economic Topics: Economic and Social History

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432175
VU Selected Economic Topics: Economic and Social History
VU 3
7,5
weekly
annually
English

Knowledge: students acquire resp. deepen economic and social historical basic and advanced knowledge, especially in the context of globalization, development and gender
Comprehension: students acquire resp. deepen their comprehension of the relevance of historical cases for recent challenges and the importance of historically shaped trends and structures for future developments as well as for intersectional and interdisciplinary connections, especially in the context of globalization
Critique: students acquire resp. deepen the ability to critical discussion of theoretical concepts, empirical realities and communicated contents

Generally, the course is about economic, social, political, ecological and technological aspects of globalization and development with special emphasis on the gender perspective and marginalization patterns. Besides that, we will proceed chronologically:

1) Introductory remarks on globalization and development
2) Long-run history of globalization and development (prior to 1500)
3) Early modern globalization and development (1500-1800)
4) 19th century globalization (1815-1914) and first traces of global well-being
5) Crisis of globalization (1914-45) and consequences on (global) well-being
6) The golden age of globalization (1945-80) and (de-)colonial development
7) Unchaining neo-liberal globalization (1980-today) and post-colonial development
8) Conclusions about globalization, development and inequality in historical perspective

Lecture, discussion, group work, presentations, own research

oral (presentation/s, active participation) and written (research paper, test)

Background literature:

- Bordo, M.D., et al. (eds.): Globalization in historical perspective. Chicago/IL: University of Chicago Press, 2003.
- Held, D., et al. (eds.): The global transformations reader: An introduction to the globalization debate. Cambridge/UK: Polity Press, 2007 (2nd edition)
- O'Rourke, K.H., Williamson, J.G.: Globalization and history: The evolution of a nineteenth-century Atlantic economy. Cambridge/MA: MIT Press, 1999.
- Osterhammel, J., Petersson, N.P.: Geschichte der Globalisierung: Dimensionen, Prozesse, Epochen. München: Beck, 2003 (also available in English translation as: Globalization: A short history, 2005).
- van Zanden, J.L., et al. (eds): How Was Life? Global Well-Being Since 1820. Paris: OECD, 2014.

Additional further readings to be announced during the lecture.

Because of its interdisciplinary character, VU participation is principally possible without any pre-requisites (besides the willingness to work in an interdisciplinary environment). Thus, there are no formal entry restriction for master students, which may also participate already in their first semester. However, in case of overbooking preferential access is granted to more advanced students.

not applicable

For successful participation is prior online-enrollment and COMPULSORY attendance in the first unit at March 5 (or excuse per e-mail in advance) necessary. Students from other programmes as 907 and 975 may enroll personally in the first unit in case of still available places in the course.

05.03.2017
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Date Time Location
Mon 2018-03-05
17.00 - 19.45 SR 9 (Sowi) SR 9 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Mon 2018-03-12
17.00 - 19.45 SR 9 (Sowi) SR 9 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Mon 2018-03-19
17.00 - 19.45 SR 9 (Sowi) SR 9 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Mon 2018-04-09
17.00 - 19.45 SR 9 (Sowi) SR 9 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Mon 2018-04-16
17.00 - 19.45 SR 9 (Sowi) SR 9 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Mon 2018-04-23
17.00 - 19.45 SR 9 (Sowi) SR 9 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Mon 2018-04-30
17.00 - 19.45 SR 9 (Sowi) SR 9 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Mon 2018-05-07
17.00 - 19.45 SR 9 (Sowi) SR 9 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Mon 2018-05-14
17.00 - 19.45 SR 9 (Sowi) SR 9 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Fri 2018-05-18
12.00 - 19.45 SR 3 (Sowi) SR 3 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Sat 2018-05-19
08.00 - 12.45 SR 3 (Sowi) SR 3 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Mon 2018-05-28
17.00 - 19.45 SR 9 (Sowi) SR 9 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Mon 2018-06-04
17.00 - 19.45 SR 9 (Sowi) SR 9 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Mon 2018-06-25
17.00 - 19.45 SR 9 (Sowi) SR 9 (Sowi) Barrier-free