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Polt 314 - Seminar: Labor in the Global Economy

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Oberlin College Department of Politics Politics 314 Seminar Labor in the Global Economy Spring 2004 Professors Marc Blecher and Steve Crowley Marc Blecher Rice 224 phone x58493 Marc Blecher Oberlin Edu Office hours Tuesday Thursday 3 00 4 30 Steve Crowley Rice 211 phone x58286 Steve Crowley Oberlin Edu Office hours Wednesday 1 30 3 00 and by appointment Class meets Wednesday 7 9 PM King 325 How have workers fared under the latest developments of capitalism in Asia Eastern Europe and Russia and Latin America How have they been affected by globalization What changes have occurred on the shopfloor in incomes in labor markets and in communities What difference has politics made in cushioning or exacerbating these effects How have workers responded economically and politically These are the questions that motivate inquiry in Politics 314 Politics 314 Labor in the Global Economy Page 2 The seminar will involve reading and discussing a number of different perspectives and debates about labor under late twentieth and early twenty first century capitalism the impact of globalization on labor around the world and the conflict these processes have generated Through these readings and discussions we will jointly explore and debate ideas hypotheses and theoretical models that should prove fruitful in writing your research paper Since this is a seminar we expect you to complete the weekly reading and come to class prepared to discuss the issues raised The first nine sessions will involve critical discussion of the readings By the end of Tuesday before each class you are to post comments and at least two discussion questions about the week s reading on our seminar s Blackboard discussion board These will form the basis for our discussions and are essential for the success of that enterprise Then on each Wednesday before class take a few moments to log in to the discussion board to read what everyone has written You can find Blackboard at http bb oberlin edu FAQ for students can be



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