Semesters: WS 19/20, SS 20
Lecturer: Univ.-Lekt. Monika Mokre Dr. PD
In the third semester (WS 19/20) we discussed theories and practices of development politics and economics as case studies for more general concepts of society and economy. Thus, theories such as modernization theory, dependency theory, world system theory, or institutional change and practices such as development aid, microcredits, and the UN Development Goals will be presented and linked to more general concepts such as liberalism and neo-liberalism, Marxism, Institutionalism, or Post-Colonialism. Further we looked into the “development” of “underdeveloped” countries forms a goal of international, bi- and multilateral politics. Development politics have been theoretically conceptualized and practically implemented in different and frequently contradictory ways. These considerations and implementations of development politics are based on different theories, ideologies, and philosophies on the aims of development – or, to put it in another way, on utopias of a good society.
- Huntington, Samuel. “The Class of Civilizations?” Foreign Affairs 72, 3 (1993): 22-49.
- “Global Inequality.” Inequality. https://inequality.org/facts/global-inequality/
- Chappelow, Jim. “Prisoner’s Dilemma.” Investopedia, 2019. https://www.investopedia.com/terms/p/prisoners-dilemma.asp
- Li, Susan. “How Happy Is Your Country?” Medium, 2017. https://towardsdatascience.com/how-happy-is-your-country-happy-planet-index-visualized-32220715adaf
- Monika Mokre. Solidarität als Übersetzung. Vienna: Transversal Texts, 2015.
- Kersley, Richard; Koutsoukis, Antonios. “Global Wealth Report.” Credit-Suisse, 2016. https://www.credit-suisse.com/corporate/de/articles/news-and-expertise/the-global-wealth-report-2016-201611.html
- Glassman, Amanda; Sakuma, Yuna. “New Data, Same Story: Disease Still Concentrated in Middle-Income Countries.” Center for Global Development, 2013. https://www.cgdev.org/blog/new-data-same-story-disease-still-concentrated-middle-income-countries
- Smith, Adam. The Theory of Moral Sentiments. Scotland,
- Smith, Adam. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. London, 1776.
- Wallerstein, Immanuel. World-System Analysis. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2004. https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/research/researchcentres/cpd/easg/easg_calendar/world-systems_analysis_-_an_introduction.pdf
- “European Union.” Human Rights Watch, 2018. https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2019/country-chapters/european-union
- Ashraf, Tasawar. “Afghanistan: as Taliban and US near peace deal, it’s far too soon to commit to returning refugees.” The Conversation, 2019. http://theconversation.com/afghanistan-as-taliban-and-us-near-peace-deal-its-far-too-soon-to-commit-to-returning-refugees-121788
- Bateman, Milford. “Microfinance as a development and poverty reduction policy: is it everything it’s cracked up to be?” Background Note, 2011. http://www.odi.org.uk/resources/docs/6291.pdf
- “Microfinance – Does it really work?” Youtube, 2007. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4wxo5IHpT0
In the fourth semester (SS 20) we continued to discuss reasons for development and underdevelopment. We start up by dealing with historical reasons for uneven development (slavery and colonialism), move on to the contemporary world order (sovereignty, international regulation, the influence of the World Bank and IMF on development, free trade agreements) and also tackle questions of democracy, cultural differences, and the influence of new modes of communication.
- “What is intersectionality, and what does it have to do with me?” YW Boston, 2017. https://www.ywboston.org/2017/03/what-is-intersectionality-and-what-does-it-have-to-do-with-me/
- Coaston, Jane. “The intersectionality wars.” Vox, 2019. https://www.vox.com/the-highlight/2019/5/20/18542843/intersectionality-conservatism-law-race-gender-discrimination
- Coleman, Arica. “What’s Intersectionality? Let These Scholars Explain the Theory and Its History.” Time, 2019. https://time.com/5560575/intersectionality-theory/
- Mezzadra, Sandro. „Politics of struggles in the time of pandemic.” Verso, 2020. https://www.versobooks.com/blogs/4598-politics-of-struggles-in-the-time-of-pandemic?fbclid=IwAR2EZsgRj-78Rs483SI82eKGDDWbL1_qh8cgJb7YS3Cc4tPLiAOC1YV9SA
- “Anti-Capitalist Politics in the Time of COVID-19.” David Harvey, 2020. http://davidharvey.org/2020/03/anti-capitalist-politics-in-the-time-of-covid-19/
- Hickley, Catherine. “Should museums display human remains from other cultures?” The Art Newspaper, 2018. https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/should-museums-display-human-remains-from-other-cultures
- Ngozi Adichie, Chimamanda. “The Headstrong Historian.” The New Yorker, 2008. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2008/06/23/the-headstrong-historian
- Williams, Chancellor. Destruction of Black Civilization: Great Issues of a Race from 4500 B.C. to 2000 A.D.Chicago: Third World Press, 1992.
- Equiano, Olaudah. Sold as a Slave. London: Penguin Books, 2007.
- Hazard, Anthony. “The Atlantic slave trade: What too few textbooks told you.” Youtube, 2014. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NXC4Q_4JVg
- “Toussaint L’Ouverture: the Black Napoleon who Freed Haiti’s Slaves.” Youtube, 2018. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCKND0cF9f8
- Alternative Africa. „The Slave Narrative of Olaudah Equiano.“ Youtube, 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Og89Pj9gsPE
- Miller, Mike. “Alinsky for the Left: The Politics of Community Organizing.” The Dissent Magazine, 2010. https://www.dissentmagazine.org/article/alinsky-for-the-left-the-politics-of-community-organizing
- Mcguire, Ben. “Political Organizing in the Digital Age: Why Campaigns Need to Integrate Traditional and Digital Organizing.” Kennedy School Review, 2018. https://ksr.hkspublications.org/2018/08/22/political-organizing-in-the-digital-age-why-campaigns-need-to-integrate-traditional-and-digital-organizing/
Format: Paper, Poster and Presentation
Topic 1: Impact of Image Mapping on Frontier Zones – Technology, Politics and Ethics
Topic 2: The Shock Doctrine – Naomi Klein
- Klein, Naomi. The Shock Doctrine. München: Penguin, 2008.
- Klein, Naomi. “The end of the world as we know it.” The Guardian, 2007. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2007/sep/15/politics
- Klein, Naomi. “The Shock Doctrine.” YouTube, 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUiyQ-yrk7k
- Tidus Coop. „The Shock Doctrine (ENGLISH) – FULL DOCUMENTARY : The Rise of Disaster Capitalism.” YouTube, 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aL3XGZ5rreE
- Solis, Marie. “Coronavirus Is the Perfect Disaster for ‘Disaster Capitalism’.” Vice, 2020. https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/5dmqyk/naomi-klein-interview-on-coronavirus-and-disaster-capitalism-shock-doctrine
- Buell, John. “Disaster Capitalism and the Real Culprit in the Italian Covid-19 Catastrophe.“ Common Dreams, 2020. https://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/03/18/disaster-capitalism-and-real-culprit-italian-covid-19-catastrophe
- Klein, Naomi. Coronavirus Capitalism – and how to beat it.” The Intercept, 2020. https://theintercept.com/2020/03/16/coronavirus-capitalism/