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140256 VO+UE VM2 / VM5 - Financialization - A Global Perspective (2016W)

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max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

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Monday 09.01. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum SG1 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Wednesday 11.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Friday 13.01. 10:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum SG3 Gender-Studies, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Monday 16.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum SG1 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Wednesday 18.01. 10:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum SG3 Gender-Studies, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Friday 20.01. 10:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum SG1 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Monday 23.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum SG1 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1

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Aims, contents and method of the course

The role of finance in the global economy is elusive indeed. Finance, banks, debt are all identified with social grievances and thus generate strong resentment. Against this background, the recent Global Financial Crisis has reignited interest in studying finance and financialization.
Financialization means that profits are mainly sought in the arena of financial speculation, not production. Finance has become increasingly important for individuals, companies and states people all over the world engage with it every day.

This class will systemically analyze the role of finance in capitalism and historical transformations from a global perspective. It will introduce students to different theories of financialization in the context of global capitalist transformation. Students will learn various political-economic and economic-sociological perspectives about the global diffusion of financialization, but also cultural perspectives about 'doing finance' and the cultural implications of debt.

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students are asked to actively participate in discussions, present one of the texts and write a brief assignment after the end of the class.

Examination topics

Reading list

Texts and presentations will be distributed after registration.

Association in the course directory

IE: VM2, VM5
Geographie: MG-S3-PI.f

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