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General information:
Name:
Neoliberalism and Globalization
Course of study:
2017/2018
Code:
HSO-2-228-EG-s
Faculty of:
Humanities
Study level:
Second-cycle studies
Specialty:
E-Economy
Field of study:
Sociology
Semester:
2
Profile of education:
Academic and practical
Lecture language:
English
Form and type of study:
Full-time studies
Course homepage:
 
Responsible teacher:
prof. Chapichadze Khatuna (khatuna.khatuna@gmail.com)
Academic teachers:
prof. Chapichadze Khatuna (khatuna.khatuna@gmail.com)
Module summary

The course offers a comprehensive examination of key concepts of neoliberalism and globalization as of one of the most influential phenomena for every aspect of social life in the contemporary world.

Description of learning outcomes for module
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Connections with FLO Method of learning outcomes verification (form of completion)
Social competence
M_K001 is aware of neoliberalism and its interconnections with globalization SO2A_K03 Essay,
Activity during classes
Skills
M_U001 is able to critically evaluate the neoliberal doctrine and its practical acpects worldwide through the consideration of the case study of Georgia SO2A_U03 Essay,
Activity during classes
M_U002 is able to seek and elaborate reasonable scenarios alternative to neoliberal developments SO2A_U05 Essay,
Activity during classes
Knowledge
M_W001 has knowledge concerning key concepts of neoliberalism and globalization as of one of the most influential phenomena for every aspect of social life in the contemporary world SO2A_W04 Test,
Essay,
Activity during classes
FLO matrix in relation to forms of classes
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Form of classes
Lecture
Audit. classes
Lab. classes
Project classes
Conv. seminar
Seminar classes
Pract. classes
Zaj. terenowe
Zaj. warsztatowe
Others
E-learning
Social competence
M_K001 is aware of neoliberalism and its interconnections with globalization - - - - - + - - - - -
Skills
M_U001 is able to critically evaluate the neoliberal doctrine and its practical acpects worldwide through the consideration of the case study of Georgia - - - - - + - - - - -
M_U002 is able to seek and elaborate reasonable scenarios alternative to neoliberal developments - - - - - + - - - - -
Knowledge
M_W001 has knowledge concerning key concepts of neoliberalism and globalization as of one of the most influential phenomena for every aspect of social life in the contemporary world - - - - - + - - - - -
Module content
Seminar classes:

Besides addressing all the main issues first of all of neoliberalism and discussing the rule of the market, cutting public expenditure for social services, deregulation, privatization, TINA–concept (“There Is No Alternative!”), eliminating the concept of the “public good” or “community”, as well as John Williamson’s “Washington Consensus”, including his popular ten points, also the effects of neoliberalism changing especially the world economy of the 20th century for forever, when debating on supporting economic liberalism, we will explore how neoliberal policy has influenced on life standards of people, increased the indexes of “happiness”, as well as of perception of “peace” and resulted political freedom in different countries. During our lectures and seminars we will examine the state-centrist approach, quite controversial idea first of all among neoliberals. The world’s economic crisis of late 2000s will be analyzed in the context of the crucial crisis of neoliberalism itself and we will attempt to elaborate some valid alternatives to neoliberal economic and political system for the upcoming future on a global scale. Along with introducing wide range of popular definitions of globalization, we will explore the ways how this process can be assessed as a worldwide phenomenon defined as a result of global fostering of the neoliberal doctrine by such global neoliberal actors, as are: IMF, WTO, WB, a diverse variety of transnational corporations, etc. After summarizing neoliberal theory and practice, as well as policy implications and different effects of globalization, we will focus on the case study of Georgia, which became one of the most successful post-communist countries where radical neoliberal reforms were efficiently implemented in the period from 2004 to 2012 following after one of the “Colored Revolutions” of 2000s, the Rose Revolution of 2003.

  1. Key Concepts of Neoliberalism
    Reading:
    Thorsen, Dag Einar; Lie, Amund, What is Neoliberalism? Department of Political Science, University of Oslo, pp. 7-15.
  2. Key Concepts of Globalization
    Readings:
    1. Scholte, Jan Aart, What Is Globalization? The Definitional Issue – Again, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick, CSGR Working Paper 109/02, December 2002, pp. 3-13.
    2. Introduction: Concepts of Globalization, 7 pages (in Luke Martell, The Sociology of Globalization, Polity Press, 2010)
    3. Scholte, Jan Aart, The Sources of Neoliberal Globalization, Overarching Concerns Programme Paper, Number 8, UNRISD, October 2005, pp. 11-14.
  3. Rule of the Market; Cutting Public Expenditure for Social Services; Deregulation; Privatization; TINA-Concept (“There Is No Alternative!”); Eliminating the Concept of the “Public Good” and of the “Community”
    Readings:
    1. Martinez, Elizabeth; García, Arnoldo, What is “Neo-Liberalism”? A Brief Definition, CorpWatch, 2001, 2 pages.
    2. Leech, Nora, Privatization: The Public Policy Debate, Privatization of Government Services, Assets and Functions Study, 2011, League of Women Voters
    3. Werlhof, Claudia von, The Globalization of Neoliberalism, its Consequences, and some of its Basic Alternatives (Translation: Kuhn, Gabriel), (Elaboration on a lecture given at a panel discussion with Ferdinand Lacina, Austrian Ex Minister of Finance and Ewald Nowotny, President of the BAWAG-Bank during the “Dallinger Conference”, AK Wien, November 21, 2005. Original German Title: “Alternativen zur neoliberalen Globalisierung, oder: Die Globalisierung des Neoliberalismus und seine Folgen, Wien, Picus 2007), pp. 1-3.
  4. John Williamson’s “Washington Consensus” (Ten Points)
    Reading:
    Williamson, John, A Short History of the Washington Consensus, Paper commissioned by Fundación CIDOB for a conference “From the Washington Consensus towards a new Global Governance,” Barcelona, September 24–25, 2004, pp. 7-22.
  5. The Effects of Neoliberalism; Supporting Economic Liberalism; Influence of Neoliberal Policy on Life Standards of People; Increase of the Indexes of “Happiness”; Perception of “Peace”; Results of Political Freedom in Different Countries; State-Centrist Approach
    Readings:
    1. Chapichadze, Kh., Neoliberalism and Georgia: Prospects of Neoliberal Development in Georgia (in English), Monograph (International), Lambert Academic Publishing, 2017, pp. 9-14.
    2. Awopetu, I., Neoliberal Conjectures and Development: A Critic of Debt, EPA’s and FDI’s, Lecture Delivered at the ASUU-UAD Seminar Holden in Benin on 10th -11th March, 2009, pp. 13-15; pp. 27-31.
    3. Quiggin, John, Economic Liberalism: Fall, Revival and Resistance, Risk & Sustainable Management Group, Australian Public Policy Program Working Paper: P05#3, 24 pages.
  6. The World’s Economic Crisis of Late 2000s in the Context of the Crucial Crisis of Neoliberalism (Part 1)
    Readings:
    1. Kotz, David M., The Financial and Economic Crisis of 2008: A Systemic Crisis of Neoliberal Capitalism, December, 2008, 28 pages. (This paper was written for a panel on “The Global Financial Crisis: Heterodox Perspectives”, sponsored by the Union for Radical Political Economics at the Allied Social Science Associations annual convention, San Francisco, January 4, 2009. Research assistance was provided by Werboff, Ann. A revised and shortened version of this paper was published in the Review of Radical Political Economics 41(3), summer 2009, pp. 305-17.)
    2. Chapichadze, Kh., The World Economic Crisis and Contemporary Neoliberalism (in English, with the summary in Georgian), Materials of the international scientific conference ”The World and Caucasus” organized by the Faculty of Business-Engineering, GTU, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2011, pp. 158-160.
  7. The World’s Economic Crisis of Late 2000s in the Context of the Crucial Crisis of Neoliberalism (Part 2)
    Readings:
    1. Duménil, Gérard; Lévy, Dominique, The Crisis of Neoliberalism and U.S. Hegemony, Kurswechsel 2/2009, pp. 6–13.
    2. Jessop, Bob, Narratives of Crisis and Crisis Response: Perspectives from North and South, pp. 23-42 (in Utting, P., Razavi, S. and Buchholz, R.V. (eds), The Global Crisis and Transformative Change, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).
    3. Chapichadze, Kh., Neoliberalism and Georgia: Prospects of Neoliberal Development in Georgia (in English), Monograph (International), Lambert Academic Publishing, 2017, pp. 26-32.
    4. Chapichadze, Kh., The Crisis of Neoliberalism (in Georgian, with the summary in English), literature-scientific magazine Parallel, #3, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2012, pp. 250-254.
  8. Midterm test
  9. The Question of Alternatives to Neoliberal Economic and Political System for the Upcoming Future on a Global Scale
    Readings:
    1. Routledge, Paul; Cumbers, Andrew, Neoliberalism and Its Discontents (in Routledge, Paul; Cumbers, Andrew, Global Justice Networks: Geographies of Transnational Solidarity, 2009), pp. 72-84.
    2. Chapichadze, Kh., Neoliberalism and Georgia: Prospects of Neoliberal Development in Georgia (in English), Monograph (International), Lambert Academic Publishing, 2017, pp. 32-37.
  10. Popular Definitions of Globalization
    Reading:
    Al-Rodhan, Nayef R. F.; Stoudmann, Gérard, Definitions of Globalization: A Comprehensive Overview and a Proposed Definition, Program on the Geopolitical Implications of Globalization and Transnational Security, Geneva Centre for Security Policy, June 19, 2006, 21 pages.
  11. Globalization as a Result of Global Fostering of the Neoliberal Doctrine by Global Neoliberal Actors
    Readings:
    1. Kotz, David M., Globalization and Neoliberalism (This paper was published in Rethinking Marxism, Volume 12, Number 2, Summer 2002, pp. 64-79. Research assistance was provided by Ramey, Elizabeth and Eryar, Deger. Research funding was provided by the Political Economy Research Institute of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.), August, 2000, 25 pages.
    2. Chapichadze, Kh., KTX Gwangmyeong: The Departure Station of the Eurasian Transcontinental Railroad, http://www.strategicoutlook.org/asia—-pasific/news-ktx-gwangmyeong-the-departure-station-of-the-eurasian-transcontinental-railroad.html (Last visited – 30.07.2017), May 25, 2017.
    3. Chapichadze, Kh., Culture of Neoliberalism (in English, with the summary in Polish), Materials of the VIth Cracow Conference of Young Scientists 2011, Krakow, Poland, 2011, pp. 1161-1169.
    4. Chapichadze, Kh., The New World Order under Neoliberal Development (Facts, Accents, the Analysis) (in English, with the summaries in Georgian and Russian), Scientific Magazine ”Authority and Society”, Open Diplomacy Association, #2 (10), Tbilisi, Georgia, 2009, pp. 117-125.
  12. Summarizing Neoliberal Theory and Practice
    Readings:
    1. Gosme, Sylvie, Some Aspects of the Neo-Liberal Ideology, ATTAC London, June 2002, 5 pages.
    2. Evans, Peter; Sewell, William H. Jr., The Neoliberal Era: Ideology, Policy, and Social Effects, Draft Version, Prepared for Social Resilience in the Neo-Liberal Era, Edited by Hall, Peter and Lamont, Michele, Forthcoming, 2013, Cambridge University Press, pp. 22-60.
    3. Centeno, Miguel A.; Cohen, Joseph N., The Arc of Neoliberalism, Prepared for the Annual Review of Sociology, Centeno and Cohen, Neoliberalism Final Draft 9/1/2011, 47 pages.
    4. Golubović, Nataša; Golubović, Srdjan, “Embedded” Neoliberalism, FACTA UNIVERSITATIS, Series: Economics and Organization, Review paper, Vol. 9, No 1, 2012, pp. 1-13.
    5. Chapichadze, Kh., Neoliberalism and Georgia: Prospects of Neoliberal Development in Georgia (in English), Monograph (International), Lambert Academic Publishing, 2017, pp. 7-8.
    6. Chapichadze, Kh., Neoliberal Policy: Measure for Conflict Resolution/Transformation or Escalation? “ANTE PORTAS – Security Studies” (indexed in INDEX COPERNICUS INTERNATIONAL), Territorial Defence and its role in the contemporary security systems, No 2(7) (2016): pp. 427-431, Wyższa Szkoła Biznesu i Przedsiębiorczości w Ostrowcu Świętokrzyskim (Сollege of Business and Enterpreneurship in Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski), Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, Poland, 2016.
    7. Chapichadze, Kh., Post-Revolutionary Neoliberal Reforms in Ukraine (Security Context), ANTE PORTAS Studia nad Bezpieczeństwem Kryzysukraiński i jegoznaczenie dla bezpieczeństwa międzynarodowego: aspekty ekonomiczno-polityczne/” “ANTE PORTAS – Security Studies” (indexed in INDEX COPERNICUS INTERNATIONAL ), The Ukrainian Сrisis and Its Significance for the International Security: economic and political aspects, No 2(5) (2015): pp. 39-44, Wyższa Szkoła Biznesu i Przedsiębiorczości w Ostrowcu Świętokrzyskim, Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski 2015.
  13. Assessing Policy Implications and Diverse Effects of Globalization
    Reading:
    Globalization and Its Impact, II, A Fair Globalization: Creating Opportunities for All, pp. 12-49.
  14. Case Study of Georgia (Part 1)
    Readings:
    1. Chapichadze, Kh., Neoliberalism and Georgia: Prospects of Neoliberal Development in Georgia (in English), Monograph (International), Lambert Academic Publishing, 2017, pp. 40-68.
    2. Chapichadze, Kh., Neoliberalism and Georgia (in Georgian, with the summary in English), Monograph, ”Sakartvelos Matsne” Publishing and Printing House, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2013, 132 pages.
    3. Chapichadze, Kh., Main Theses of Neoliberalism and Its Contemporary Georgian Context (in Russian), International Scientific-Theoretical Magazine ”HOMO ESPERANS”, #3, Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 2007, pp. 31-34.
  15. Case Study of Georgia (Part 2)
    Readings:
    1. Chapichadze, Kh., Neoliberalism and Georgia: Prospects of Neoliberal Development in Georgia (in English), Monograph (International), Lambert Academic Publishing, 2017, pp. 68-135.
    2. Chapichadze, Kh., Globalization’s Neoliberal Formula for Georgia? (in Georgian, with the summary in English), Georgia and Globalization, Materials of the discussion initiated by the Institute of Eurasia, http://geurasia.org/geo/1332/globalizaciis-neoliberaluri-formula-saqartvelostvis.html (Last visited – 28.10.2012), 17.10.2012.

Student workload (ECTS credits balance)
Student activity form Student workload
Summary student workload 102 h
Module ECTS credits 4 ECTS
Participation in seminar classes 30 h
Preparation of a report, presentation, written work, etc. 20 h
Realization of independently performed tasks 20 h
Preparation for classes 30 h
Completion of a project 2 h
Additional information
Method of calculating the final grade:
  • Midterm test (individual and/or mini group presentations; the material should mainly come from, but is not limited to class lectures and the assigned readings. The midterm is worth 30% of your mark.);
  • Final essay (list of the topics you should choose one from will be provided on AGH’s e-Learning Platform. You should send me the essays via my e-mail: khatuna.khatuna@gmail.com; the deadline will be announced on AGH’s e-Learning Platform). Final essay is worth 50% of your mark.
  • Attendance (regular class attendance is highly recommended. Attendance is worth 5% of your mark.);
  • Participation and Assignments (participation in class discussions, including about assigned readings is worth 15% of your mark.)
Prerequisites and additional requirements:

Prerequisites and additional requirements not specified

Recommended literature and teaching resources:

Go to classes description. All assigned readings for the course will be provided on AGH’s e-Learning Platform.

Scientific publications of module course instructors related to the topic of the module:

Chapichadze, Kh., Neoliberalism and Georgia: Prospects of Neoliberal Development in Georgia (in English), Monograph (International), Lambert Academic Publishing, 2017, pp. 9-14.
Chapichadze, Kh., The World Economic Crisis and Contemporary Neoliberalism (in English, with the summary in Georgian), Materials of the international scientific conference ”The World and Caucasus” organized by the Faculty of Business-Engineering, GTU, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2011, pp. 158-160.
Chapichadze, Kh., Neoliberalism and Georgia: Prospects of Neoliberal Development in Georgia (in English), Monograph (International), Lambert Academic Publishing, 2017, pp. 26-32.
Chapichadze, Kh., The Crisis of Neoliberalism (in Georgian, with the summary in English), literature-scientific magazine Parallel, #3, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2012, pp. 250-254.
Chapichadze, Kh., Neoliberalism and Georgia: Prospects of Neoliberal Development in Georgia (in English), Monograph (International), Lambert Academic Publishing, 2017, pp. 32-37.
Chapichadze, Kh., KTX Gwangmyeong: The Departure Station of the Eurasian Transcontinental Railroad, http://www.strategicoutlook.org/asia—-pasific/news-ktx-gwangmyeong-the-departure-station-of-the-eurasian-transcontinental-railroad.html (Last visited – 30.07.2017), May 25, 2017.
Chapichadze, Kh., Culture of Neoliberalism (in English, with the summary in Polish), Materials of the VIth Cracow Conference of Young Scientists 2011, Krakow, Poland, 2011, pp. 1161-1169.
Chapichadze, Kh., The New World Order under Neoliberal Development (Facts, Accents, the Analysis) (in English, with the summaries in Georgian and Russian), Scientific Magazine ”Authority and Society”, Open Diplomacy Association, #2 (10), Tbilisi, Georgia, 2009, pp. 117-125.
Chapichadze, Kh., Neoliberalism and Georgia: Prospects of Neoliberal Development in Georgia (in English), Monograph (International), Lambert Academic Publishing, 2017, pp. 7-8.
Chapichadze, Kh., Neoliberal Policy: Measure for Conflict Resolution/Transformation or Escalation? “ANTE PORTAS – Security Studies” (indexed in INDEX COPERNICUS INTERNATIONAL), Territorial Defence and its role in the contemporary security systems, No 2(7) (2016): pp. 427-431, Wyższa Szkoła Biznesu i Przedsiębiorczości w Ostrowcu Świętokrzyskim (Сollege of Business and Enterpreneurship in Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski), Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, Poland, 2016.
Chapichadze, Kh., Post-Revolutionary Neoliberal Reforms in Ukraine (Security Context), ANTE PORTAS Studia nad Bezpieczeństwem Kryzysukraiński i jegoznaczenie dla bezpieczeństwa międzynarodowego: aspekty ekonomiczno-polityczne/” “ANTE PORTAS – Security Studies” (indexed in INDEX COPERNICUS INTERNATIONAL ), The Ukrainian Сrisis and Its Significance for the International Security: economic and political aspects, No 2(5) (2015): pp. 39-44, Wyższa Szkoła Biznesu i Przedsiębiorczości w Ostrowcu Świętokrzyskim, Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski 2015.
Chapichadze, Kh., Neoliberalism and Georgia: Prospects of Neoliberal Development in Georgia (in English), Monograph (International), Lambert Academic Publishing, 2017, pp. 40-68.
Chapichadze, Kh., Neoliberalism and Georgia (in Georgian, with the summary in English), Monograph, ”Sakartvelos Matsne” Publishing and Printing House, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2013, 132 pages.
Chapichadze, Kh., Main Theses of Neoliberalism and Its Contemporary Georgian Context (in Russian), International Scientific-Theoretical Magazine ”HOMO ESPERANS”, #3, Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 2007, pp. 31-34.
Chapichadze, Kh., Neoliberalism and Georgia: Prospects of Neoliberal Development in Georgia (in English), Monograph (International), Lambert Academic Publishing, 2017, pp. 68-135.
Chapichadze, Kh., Globalization’s Neoliberal Formula for Georgia? (in Georgian, with the summary in English), Georgia and Globalization, Materials of the discussion initiated by the Institute of Eurasia, http://geurasia.org/geo/1332/globalizaciis-neoliberaluri-formula-saqartvelostvis.html (Last visited – 28.10.2012), 17.10.2012.

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