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Fall 2017 History GU4233 section 001
REFORMING COMMUNISM
HIST OF COLLECTIVIST ECON THOU

Call Number 13281
Day & Time
Location
R 6:10pm-8:00pm
302 Fayerweather
Points 4
Approvals Required None
Instructor Janos Kovacs
Type SEMINAR
Course Description The course takes an uncommon approach to the history of Eastern Europe and China in the 20th century. Collectivist economic concepts played a crucial role at many stages of communist history, ranging from the utopia of war communism, through Stalinist political economy, all the way down to the doctrines of workers’ self-management and market socialism. They not only aimed at establishing and justifying the planned economy but were also instrumental in reforming it and, ironically, in designing even the capitalist regimes that rose from the ruins of communism. Despite the collapse of the planned economy in Eastern Europe and its radical liberalization in China, the attraction of collectivism did not ebb, and the local varieties of emerging capitalism proved unable to resist illiberal temptations. Applying the notion of the “long 20th century”, the course will start back in the 19th century by discussing the fin de siècle components of collectivist economic thought, and end up with the analysis of hybrid capitalist regimes in the early 21st century. 
Web Site CourseWorks
Department History
Enrollment 15 students (15 max) as of 7:05PM Saturday, August 19, 2017
Status Full
Subject History
Number GU4233
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Open To Barnard, Columbia College, Engineering and Applied Science: Undergraduate, General Studies, Engineering and Applied Science: Graduate, Graduate School of Arts and Science, International and Public Affairs, School of Professional Studies , School of the Arts
Campus Morningside
Section key 20173HIST4233W001

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