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Course 2015-2016 a.y.

30328 - HISTORY (MODULE I - GLOBAL HISTORY)


BIG

Course taught in English


Go to class group/s: 23

BIG (6 credits - II sem. - OB  |  M-STO/04)
Course Director:
ANDREA COLLI

Classes: 23 (II sem.)
Instructors:
Class 23: ANDREA COLLI


Course Objectives
The aim of the course is to explore the evolution of the global economy over the last 25 years. After 1989, in fact, the World's political and economic mutual destruction equilibrium, in place since the end of the Second World War, transformed deeply, giving place to a much more intricate and complex situation. Confronted with these increasing challenges, managers and policy-makers need to master critical historical perspective and knowledge, and acquire the analytical tools, to understand the changes under way and the new geometries of the global economy. This course aims at providing the basic instruments and skills essential to achieve these objectives.

Course Content Summary
  • Introduction.
  • General Framework: between two globalizations.
  • The World we lost.
  • From Multinationals to Global Companies and GVCs.
  • The modern financial globalization: institutional investors.
  • A old new role for Governments.
  • Reluctant privatizations.
  • India: Schumpeterian Entrepeneurship in a planned economy.
  • China and the State in business.
  • The resurgence of Nationalism: Russia.
  • A permanent loser? Africa.
  • Brazil and the ambiguities of Latin America.

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods

The final grade will be the result of a sum of the following items:

  • a group take home essay - (30%).
  • 10 true or false (with motivation) questions (written, in class) - (55%).
  • Active class participation - (15%).

Textbooks
  • A.J. Frieden, Global Capitalism. Its Fall and Rise in the Twentieth Century, Norton 2007 (paperback)

Prerequisites
None
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