March 21, 2014 § Leave a comment
Mark Blyth: Austerity – The History of a Dangerous Idea is one of the best lectures on political economy, explaining the historic role of public debt, that I’ve heard. The beginning is slightly tedious, as it’s hardcore economics, but it gets much better as Blyth explains the economic crisis and the politics behind austerity.
March 20, 2014 § Leave a comment
The following video is a documentary on the life and ideas of Dr Amartya Sen. For more watch his Conversations with History interview.
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January 21, 2014 § Leave a comment
Reconsidering a Classic: Walter Rodney’s “How Europe Underdeveloped Africa”
The seminar on March 19, with commentators Pius Adesanmi and Paul Tiyambe Zeleza, focused on Walter Rodney’s influential and much debated book, How Europe Underdeveloped Africa, originally published in 1972. Rodney was a Guyanese scholar educated first at the University of the West Indies and then at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. His pioneering work focused both on the slave trade and on the European colonization of Africa. Rodney was also active politically in Guyana, where he was assassinated in 1980 at the age of thirty-eight.