Syllabus/achievement requirements

Imperialism, globalization and labour regimes

Amin, S. 1997. Capitalism in the age of globalization. Zed, London. 1-11. 11p.

*Arrighi, G. & J.S. Saul. 1973. "Class formation and economic development in Tropical Africa." (1968). Bernstein, H. (Ed.). Underdevelopment and development. Penguin, Harmondsworth. 14p.

Bhagwati, J. 2004. In defense of globalization. Oxford University Press, Oxford. 3-36, 51-68, 122-135, 162-195. 96p.

*Braverman, H. 1974. Labor and Monopoly Capital. The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century. Reprinted in 1998 by Monthly Review Press, New York. 59-85. 26p.

*Castells, M. & Portes, A. 1989. World Underneath: The Origins, Dynamics and Effects of the Informal Economy. In Portes et al. The Informal Economy. Studies in Advanced and Less Developed Countries. The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore and London. 11-37. 26p.

de Soto, H. 2003. The mystery of capital: Why capitalism triumphs in the West and fails everywhere else. Basic Books, New York. 207-228. 22p.

*de Soto, H. 1989. The other path. The invisible revolution in the third world. I.B. Tauris, London. 231-258. 27p.

*Fröbel, F., J. Heinrichs & O. Kreye. 2000. "The New International Division of Labour in the World Economy." (1980) in Timmons Roberts, J. & A. Hite (Eds). From Modernization to Globalization. Perspectives on Development and Social Change. Blackwell Publishers, Oxford. 17p.

@Hardt, M. & A. Negri. 2000. Empire. Harvard University Press, Cambridge. 3-1, 114-136, 183-204, 221-236. 59p. Available online

*Harvey, D. 2003. The new imperialism. Oxford University Press, Oxford. 137-182. 45p.

*Hirst, P. & G. Thompson. 1999. Globalization in Question. The International Economy and the Possibilities of Governance. Second Edition. Polity Press, London. 1-18. 18p.

*Jonas, A.E.G. 1996. Local Labour Control Regmes: Uneven Development and the Social Regulation of Production. Regional Studies, Vol. 30.4, 323-338. 15p.

*Knutsen, H.M. 1998. Globalization and international division of labour. Two concepts – one debate? Norwegian Journal of Geography, Vol. 52, No. 3. 151-163. 12p.

@Lenin, V.I. 1916. Imperialism, the highest stage of capitalism. Available online 9p.

*Lipietz, A. 1982. Towards global Fordism? New Left Review, Vol. 32. 33-47. 14p.

@Luxemburg, R. 1913. The reproduction of capital and its social setting. Available online 15p.

*Marx, K. & F. Engels. 2000. Manifesto of the Communist Party (1848) and Alienated Labor (1844). in Timmons Roberts, J. & A. Hite (Eds). From Modernization to Globalization. Perspectives on Development and Social Change. Blackwell Publishers, Oxford. 9p.

*Milanovic, B. 2003. The two faces of globalization: Against globalization as we know it. World Development, Vol. 31, No. 4. 667-683. 16p.

*Petras, J. 1999. Globalization: A Critical Analysis. Journal of Contemporary Asia, Vol. 29, No. 1. 3-37. 34p.

*Polanyi, K. 2001. The Great Transformation. The political and economic origins of our time. Beacon Press, Boston. 71-80, 171-186. 24p.

*Warren, B. 1980. Imperialism: Pioneer of Capitalism. Verso, London. 110-121, 158-185. 38p. 547p

Labour Geography

@Bergene, A. C. 2005. Workers of the world, unite? A study of global solidarity in the textile and garment industries. Master thesis submitted at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo. Available online 27p.

*Cumbers, A. et al. 2008. Labour agency and union positionalities in global production networks. Journal of Economic Geography 8. 369–387. 18p.

Deles ut senere: Endresen, S.B. 2009. Accumulation, flexibility and control. Labour hire and Accumulation by dispossession. Paper to the conference 'Developing Theoretical Approaches in Labour Geography', Liverpool, 11th – 12th June 2009. 15p.

*Glassman, J. 2006. Primitive accumulation, accumulation by dispossession, accumulation by ‘extra-economic’ means. Progress in Human Geography, Vol. 30, No. 5. 608-625. 17p.

*Kelly, P. F. 2002. Spaces of labour control: comparative perspectives from Southeast Asia. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, Vol. 27, No. 4. 395-411. 16p.

@Krugman, P. 1997. In praise of cheap labour. Available online 3p.

*Lier, D.C. 2007. Places of work, scales of organizing: a review of labour geography. Geography compass, Vol. 1, No. 4. 814-833. 19p.

*Moody, K. 1997. Workers in a Lean World: Unions in the International Economy. Verso, London. 41-85. 44p.

*Silver, B.J. & G. Arrighi. 2005. Workers North and South. In L. Amoore (Ed.) The Global Resistance Reader. Routledge, London. 273-288.15p.

*Wills, J. & A. Hale. 2005. Threads of Labour in the Global Garment Industry. In A. Hale. & J. Wills (Eds). Threads of Labour: garment industry supply chains from the workers' perspectives. Blackwell, Oxford. 1-15.15p.

*Webster, E. et al. 2008. Grounding Globalization. Labour in the age of insecurity. Blackwell, Malden. 51-77. 26p.


Total: 762p

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