Social Origins and Consequences of Financial Crises

This module is an introduction to the study of the causes and consequences of financial crises from a sociological perspective. The module will introduce students to major episodes of financial crises in history, with particular emphasis on crises in emerging and developing countries since the 1970s, the Great Depression, and the financial collapse of 2007-09. The focus of the module is in delineating the causal connections among inequality, class politics, accumulation patterns, the ascent of finance, globalization, and financial crises. The module surveys how financial crises affect domestic and international politics.

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