Nations, Regions, and the Global Economy
Explores the relationship between nations/regions and the global economy through discussions of the colonial, development, and globalization projects. Uses select case studies of nations, with a focus on the South. Interrogates the concept of “nation,” and introduces theoretical frameworks to explain “modernization,” “development and underdevelopment” and “globalization.” Explores local and global inequalities with specific attention to gender, class, and race. Topics covered include labor, migrations, culture, sustainability, and social change.