In 2010-211, the Workshop will focus on the “Political Economy as Governance.” We will explore the way the modern political economy has taken shape by defining “public” and “private,” “state” and “market,” and other binaries in particular ways and at both domestic and global levels. In one reading session, we will discuss a selection of canonical and conflicting accounts of “state-building” and its political economic character. In another reading session, we will consider scholarship that maps the issue across national borders, considering capitalism as a phenomenon that has configured international relations, public law, flows of capital and labor, and patterns of abundance and disparity. In the speaker sessions, we will read and interrogate contemporary scholarship on the same theme. The goal will be to further our own attempts to understand modern capitalism as a matter institutionalized in both formal and informal ways.
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