Rethinking Capitalism
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Level: Graduate
Division: The New School for Social Research
Department: Economics
Course Number: GECO 5250
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • History
  • Economics
  • Politics
This course will examine the myriad forms of modern capitalism in their specific historical, economic, cultural, and political contexts. Students will explore how capitalism structures our political possibilities, our sense of personal and collective identity, and even our creative endeavors. Lectures and discussions will denaturalize capitalism by subjecting its institutions, practices, ideologies, and outcomes to sustained criticism from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. The course adopts a modular format, led by a team of professors from across the disciplines of the New School for Social Research, including: Julia Ott (Assistant Professor, History of Capitalism), Duncan Foley (Leo Model Professor of Economics), Nancy Fraser (Henry A. and Louise Loeb Professor of Political and Social Science), Theresa Ghilarducci (Bernard L. and Irene Schwartz Chair in Economic Policy Analysis and?Director of the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis), Wolfgang Streeck (Theodor Heuss professor, 2013-14), Ben Lee (Professor of Anthropology and Philosophy). Economics students must register under GECO 5250, which includes a lab section that meets Wednesdays at 8pm. This lab section will fulfill World Political Economy requirements for Global Political Economics and Finance students.
Course Open to: Degree Students


Not open to Undergraduate students.