HIST130 - History of Globalization: The Origins of the State and Economy

Description: 
This course aims to introduce the student to basic problems in European and global political-economy and the history of globalization from the early modern period to the present. Though not meant to be a detailed examination of particular areas, it establishes the importance of economics to understanding importance of history and political-economy to contextualizing contemporary economic issues. It takes the question of globalization as a process with a long history inseparable from capitalism itself. Unfortunately, this course is extremely Eurocentric due to the centrality of the Euro-American state system in structuring the politics and development of modern capitalism. Students interested in other areas are encouraged to do research papers covering that material. The course will use Ronald Findlay and Kevin H. O’Rourke’s Power and Plenty: Trade, War, and the World Economy in the Second Millennium (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007) as a textbook. Chapters from Robert Allen’s The British Industrial Revolution in Global Perspective (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009) will be posted online.
Instructors: 
FEYGIN, YAKOV
Day and Time: 
CANCELED
Activity: 
LEC
Cross Listings: 
    Registration Notes: 
    HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE SECTOR
    This is an LPS course. Registration may be limited to LPS students.