Classical Theories of Political Economy

Lecture Outlines 2012

Professor Crawford
University of California at Berkeley




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Session 1: The Central Questions

The Political Economy of Community

Session 2: The State of Nature--Aristotle

Session 3: Human Nature and the State of nature--Hobbes and Thucydides

Session 4: Hobbes Human Nature and creation of the The Social contract

Session 5: Do we really need a social contract to create community?

Four Views on defining the Community Principle for allocating power and wealth

Session 6: The Classical Perspective

Session 7: Fairness and Morality

Session 8: The General Will

Session 9: The Greatest Good for the Greatest Number

The Political Economy of Freedom

Session 10: Can Utilitarianism be reconciled with Liberty? Bentham and Mill

Session 11: Mill and Locke: A Utilitarian Defense of Liberty.....A Natural Rights Defense of Private Property

Session 12: Polanyi and Weber: Explaining the Rise of the Market and Capitalism

Session 13: Beth Rabinowitz Adam Smith

Session 14: Smith's Vision of Economic Justice

Session 15 Smith and Ricardo: Free Trade and Comparative Advantage

Limitations on Freedom

Session 16 Smith Moral Sentiments

Session 17 Polanyi The illusion of the self-regulating market

Session 18 What is the relationship betweet Freedom and Community, Liberalism and Conservatism? Intro to Mary Wollstonecraft

The Political Economy of Equality

Session 19 Wollstonecraft, Marx, and the Illusions of Liberalism

Session 20 Marx: Exploitation and the Contradictions of Capitalism

Session 21: Was Marx Right?

Nationalism:  The New Political Economy of Community

Session 22: Marx Continued; Justice in Three Political Economies

Session 23: Nationalism

Session 24: Nationalism and Economic Nationalism

Session 25 Economic Nationalism: The American Way

Session 26 Nationalism and Imperialism

Session 27 Conclusion

Session 28 Review