Global Political Economy

New School for Social Research: Politics

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Global Political Economy

Spring 2022

Taught By: Quentin Bruneau

Section: A

CRN: 10864

Credits: 3

This course is a historical introduction to Global Political Economy (GPE). It provides a brief overview of theories of GPE and engages with literature in international relations, economic, social and legal history. Divided in six sections, the course is primarily concerned with the question of how the modern global economy was made, in terms of its core rules and institutions, as well as its social structure. After a first section introducing GPE, the second part delves into the origins of the global economy, addressing topics such as the development of a conceptual vocabulary about the economy, as well as issues including the ‘Great Divergence’ and the origins of capitalism. The next two sections focus heavily on the development of the global economy in the long nineteenth century. While the third part of the course deals with the transformation/rise/decline of some of the core institutions of the modern global economy (i.e. international property rights, free trade and the gold standard), the fourth section delves into the changing social structure of the global economy, notably assessing the nature and relative importance of the rising bourgeoisie. Beginning in the interwar period, the fifth section analyses the challenges to the liberal global order of the long nineteenth century, and examines the return of global capital in the post-Bretton Woods era. Finally, the course concludes by raising a set of normative questions pertaining to global economic justice and international order.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Politics (GPOL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 9:36pm 6/26/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1009

Date Range: 1/25/2022 - 5/10/2022