State and the Economy
This is a seminar course intending to cover a diverse literature on state-economy relations.
Students will be asked to write two papers of 12-15 pages each, on topics related to the readings.
I- Perspectives on the State and Embeddedness
Charles Tilly, “War Making and State Making as Organized Crime”, in Evans et al. eds.
Theda Skocpol, “Bringing the State Back In: Strategies of Analysis in Current Research”, in P. Evans, D. Rueschemeyer, and T. Skocpol eds. Bringing the State Back In, Cambridge, 1985.
Randall Collins, “Weber’s Last Theory of Capitalism”, Nicole Biggart ed. Readings in Economic Sociology, Blackwell, 2002.
Karl Polanyi, selections from The Great Transformation in Biggart ed.
Mark Granovetter, “Economic Action and Social Structure: The Problem of Embeddedness”, in Biggart ed.
Fred Block, “Rethinking Capitalism”, in Biggart ed.
II- State in the Economy
Fred Block, “The Roles of the State in the Economy” in N. Smelser and R. Swedberg eds., Handbook of Economic Sociology, (Princeton, 1994).
Alain Lipietz, "Toward Global Fordism", New Left Review, March-April 1982.
Scott Lash and John Urry, The End of Organized Capitalism, Polity, 1987, chapter 1.
Michel Aglietta, "Capitalism at the Turn of the Century: Regulation Theory and the Challenge of Social Change", New Left Review, November-December 1998.
III- Developmental States
Dietrich Rueschemeyer and Peter Evans, “The State and Economic Transformation” in Evans et al. eds.
Atul Kohli, State-Directed Development: Political Power and Industrialization in the Global Periphery, Cambridge, 2004, pp. 1-24, 367-425.
Vivek Chibber, “Reviving the Developmental State? The Myth of the ‘National Bourgeoisie’”, Socialist Register, 2005.
IV- Globalization and the State
Manuel Castells, "Materials for an Exploratory Theory of the Network Society", British Journal of Sociology, 51, 1, January/March 2000, 5-24.
Sean O’Riain, “States and Markets in an Era of Globalization”, Annual Review of Sociology, 2000.
Gerard Dumenil and Dominique Levy, “The Neoliberal (Counter)Revolution”, manuscript, 2005.
David Harvey, “Neoliberalism and the Restoration of Class Power”, in D. Harvey, Spaces of Global Capitalism: towards a Theory of Uneven Geographical Development, Verso, 2006.
V- Law and Globalization
Terence Halliday and Pavel Osinsky, “Globalization of Law”, Annual Review of Sociology, 2006.
Ugo Mattei and Laura Nader, Plunder: When the Rule of Law is Illegal, Blackwell, 2008, chapters 1 and 2.
Susan K. Sell, “Intellectual Property Rights”, in David Held and Anthony McGrew eds., Governing Globalization, Polity, 2002, pp. 171-188.
Christian Zeller, “From the Gene to the Globe: Extracting Rents Based on Intellectual Property Monopolies”, Review of International Political Economy, 15, 1, February 2008.
VI- Globalization and the Welfare State
Philip Genschel, "Globalization and the Welfare State: A Retrospective", Journal of European Public Policy, 11, 4, August 2004.
Fred Block, "One World or Three? Globalization and the Future of Welfare Capitalism", ms., 2003.
Walter Korpi, “Welfare-State Regress in Europe: Politics, Institutions, Globalization, and Europeanization”, Annual Review of Sociology, 2003.
Fred Block, “Understanding the Diverging Trajectories of the United States and Western Europe: A Neo-Polanyian Analysis”, Politics and Society, 35, 3, 2007.
VII- Hegemony and Global Governance
Giovanni Arrighi, “Hegemony Unravelling I”, New Left Review, 32, 2005; “Hegemony Unravelling II, New Left Review, 33, 2005.
Hung Ho-Fung, “America’s Head Servant: The PRC’s Dilemma in the Global Crisis”, New Left Review, November-December 2009.
Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin, “Superintending Global Capital”, New Left Review, 35, 2005.
Immanuel Wallerstein, “The Curve of American Power”, New Left Review, 40, 2006.
Alex Callinicos, “Marxism and Global Governance”, in David Held and Anthony McGrew eds., Governing Globalization, Polity, 2002, pp. 249-266.
B. S. Chimni, “International Institutions Today: An Imperial Global State in the Making”, European Journal of International Law, 15, 1, 2004.
William Robinson, “Social Theory and Globalization: The Rise of a Transnational State”, Theory and Society, 2001, 157-200; responses by F. Block, W. Goldfrank, P. McMichael, and W. Robinson.
Immanuel Wallerstein, “Structural Crises”, New Left Review, March-April 2010.
Ben Fine and Alfredo Saad-Filho, Marx’s Capital, Pluto Press, 4th edition, 2003.
David Kotz, “The Final Conflict: What Can Cause a System-Threatening Crisis of Capitalism”, Science and Society, July 2010.
Mitchel Abolafia, “Making Markets: Opportunism and Restraint on Wall Street”, in Biggart ed.
Jan Breman, “Myth of the Global Safety Net”, New Left Review, September-October 2009.
Walden Bello, "The Capitalist Conjuncture: Over-accumulation, Financial Crises, and the Retreat from Globalization",Third World Quarterly, 27, 8, 2006, pp. 1345-1367.
Çağlar Keyder, “Crisis, Underconsumption and Social Policy”, forthcoming in Craig Calhoun ed. Possible Futures,NYU Press.
Pierre-Noel Giraud, “An Essay on Global Economic Prospects”, Constellations, 14, 1, 2007.
Peter Evans, “Is an Alternative Globalization Possible?”, Politics and Society, 26, 2, June 2008.
Amartya Sen, “Capitalism beyond the Crisis”, New York Review of Books, 56, 5, March 26, 2009.
Heinz Klug, "Law, Politics, and Access to Essential Medicines in Developing Countries", Politics and Society, 36, 2, June 2008.
Boaventura de Sousa Santos, “The World Social Forum and the Global Left” Politics and Society, 36, 2, June 2008.