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Content for April 5th deadline

March 31st, 2011 · No Comments
Course Announcements

For the upcoming blog deadline, choose any two items from the list below.  However, if you choose EITHER Mason OR Tilly (directly below), you may focus on that piece only (i.e., the two-item requirement is waived).

Recommended (video): “Paul Mason on Meltdown: The End of the Age of Greed,” RSA. (35 min)

Recommended (text): “War Making and State-Making as Organized Crime,” Tilly, C. in Bringing the State Back In, Evans, P. B., Rueschemeyer, D. and Skocpol, T., 1985.

Ch. 27, “Global Organized Crime,” (James H. Mittelman) pp. 235-240.

April 5 – Political Globalization: Gender, Race, and Citizenship

* “Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy,” Ehrenreich, B. and Hochschild, A.R., in Beyond Borders: Thinking Critically About Global Issues, Rothenberg, P., Ed., 2009.

Recommended (audio-mp3): “The Wealth Gap,” (interview, Mariko Chang, Insight) Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC, NPR, 3/24/2010.

April 7 – Political Globalization: Reorganizing the World

Ch. 34, “Power Shift,” (Jessica T. Mathews) pp. 287-293.

* Audio-mp3: “Following Up: Haiti Recovery Economics,” Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC/NPR, 04/02/2010. [excerpt, in-class]

Recommended (video): “Activist Naomi Klein on her new book, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism,” (interview), CTV. (27 min)

Recommended: Ch. 35, “The Backlash against NGOs,” (Michael Bond) pp. 294-299.

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