Close up photograph of globe, showing Africa.

Photograph of globe showing Africa. (Image courtesy of Daniel Bersak.)


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17.196 / 17.195

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Fall 2005


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This course features essay assignments as well as extensive reading questions, located in the study materials section.

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This seminar explores changes in the international economy and their effects on domestic politics, economy, and society. Is globalization really a new phenomenon? Is it irreversible? What are effects on wages and inequality, on social safety nets, on production, and innovation? How does it affect relations between developed countries and developing countries? How globalization affects democracy? These are some of the key issues that will be examined.

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Suzanne Berger. 17.196 Globalization. Fall 2005. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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