Approaches to Political Economy: Inequality or Subordination?

Approaches to Political Economy: Inequality or Subordination?

Professor David Kennedy
Spring 2020 course
T 1:00pm - 3:00pm in Pound Hall Room 101
1 classroom credit

Prerequisites: None

Exam Type: No Exam

Around the world, questions of "political economy" are back on the agenda, arrangements long taken for granted open to question, often in the name of "inequality." Is inequality the issue? Or subordination? And what does law have to do with it? Is law just a reformer’s tool - or something more fundamental to the reproduction of hierarchies of wealth, authority, honor and shame? What would it mean to rethink or remake the foundations for political and economic life, either nationally or globally? This one credit course will consider contemporary liberal and radical analyses of political economy to explore the range of views about what is wrong, what to do about it - and how law matters.

Emeritus Professor Duncan Kennedy will participate in course discussions.

Note: This course will meet for six sessions on the following dates: 1/28, 2/11, 2/25, 3/10, 3/24, 4/7

Subject Areas: Legal & Political Theory, International, Comparative & Foreign Law