Course Number: 90-727
Throughout the course we will look at the impact of globalization on the different regions of the world and on critical issues such as trade, employment, impact on wages, impact on women, poverty, and environmental issues among others. We will also focus on the political implications of the process placing special emphasis on the political power of international organizations such as the I.M.F. and the World Bank; the political power of the large economies and the reduced power of governments in the peripheral countries.
Format: The class will be run as a combination of lectures, discussions and class presentations. Students are expected to be actively involved in the discussions.