Schedule for Geography 5332

Spring Semester 1999

Semester II of the two-semester "Globalization and Democracy" Sequence

(cross-listed in Sociology, Political Science and Economics)

Coordinator: John O'Loughlin

To Contact Instructors:

O'Loughlin: 2-1619

Greenberg: 2-2141

Staeheli: 2-8877

Mayer: 2-2138

Kubicek: 2-2128

Purpose: This seminar introduces students to issues pertaining to research design in globalization of economic, political and cultural processes, followed by a series of weekly seminars on on-going research projects by the faculty and post-doctoral associates in the GAD program. The last two meetings of the semester are devoted to the presentation of the students' research proposals. The course is interdisciplinary, drawing on materials from economics, political science, geography and sociology.

The seminar is required of all Globalization and Democracy Graduate Trainees but open to other graduate students in political science, economics, geography and sociology as well, with the consent of the instructor.

Class meetings: The seminar meets on Mondays at 3:00 - 5:50pm in the seminar room of IBS-2, 1546 Broadway.

Assignments: The basic assignment is to come to class having read and thought seriously about the materials for each session. Students are expected to participate in a critical discussion of the major issues raised in individual readings as well as those raised by the readings as a set.

Each week, students are required to complete a three to four page, double-spaced summary/"think piece" that addresses the main issues in the assigned readings and submit at least two discussion questions to be considered by the class as a whole. The summary paper should be submitted to each of the seminar coordinators as well as the faculty member conducting that week's seminar and the course coordinator (O'Loughlin) by 5:00 PM of the day preceding the seminar (Sunday). The think-piece paper should be in e-mail form. Discussion questions should be distributed to all seminar members by e-mail. A list of email addresses will be collected at the first class.

Students will also be required to write one research proposal. We will distribute copies of successful NSF and NIH research proposals during the semester and these can be used as a model. Please talk to one of the GAD faculty and the course coordinator about your paper and have your topic approved by the end of the sixth week of the semester.

Course Readings:

The following books are required and may be purchased at the University of Colorado Book Center.

Gary King, Robert D. Keohane and Sidney Verba. Designing Social Inquiry: Scientific Inference in Qualitative Research. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1994.

Charles C. Ragin, The Comparative Method: Moving Beyond Qualitative and Quantitative Strategies. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1987.

John Hutchinson and Anthony D. Smith (eds) Nationalism. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994

Judith N. Shklar, American Citizenship: The Quest for Inclusion. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1991.

Benedict Anderson, Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origins and Spread of Nationalism. 2nd Edition. London: Verso, 1991.

Copies of the required articles will be made available on an individual basis for seminar participants. They will be stored in an office in IBS-2.

Office Hours: There are no scheduled office hours; the coordinator and the GAD faculty are in the building for most of the day (9am-6:30pm) and are generally available. Please drop in, call for a specific appointment or make contact by e-mail.

Colloquium: A GAD colloquium series of CU faculty, student and invited scholars will be held every second Friday at noon-1:15pm in IBS-3 during the semester, beginning on January 22. These colloquia are largely keyed to topics relevant to the seminar and the schedule is listed on the IBS colloquium page. ( These sessions are required for seminar participants.

Class Schedule

14 January 1999: Introduction

Reading: King, Keohane and Verba, pp.1-34

25 January 1999: Inference in Research

Reading: King, Keohane and Verba, pp. 35-230

1 February 1999: Alternative Paths to Research

Reading: Ragin (all)

8 February 1999: Anna Secor: "Issues and Choices in Doctoral Research"

Reading: Anna Secor: "Islam in Instanbul: Women, Urban Migrants and Class in Islamist Politics- Doctoral Dissertation Research Proposal to NSF".

15 February 1999: Tom Mayer "Theories of political change"

Reading: Tom Mayer "Class dynamics: Linear and quasi-linear examples." 1998 (mimeo) and Tom Mayer Analytical Marxism (Sage, 1994), "The collapse of Communist systems" pp.229-259.

22 February 1999: Ed Greenberg "Employment and Decision-making in a Global Industry: The example of Boeing"

Reading: Edward Greenberg, Leon Grunberg and john P. McIver, "It's (partly) the economy, stupid!: Workplace experiences and trust in government." Submitted to Journal of Politics and Edward Greenberg and Leon Grunberg, "The Impact of Corporate Restructuring on Employees," Proposal to the National Institutes of Health.

1 March 1999: John O'Loughlin and Jim Bell "Can democracy be sustained in post-Soviet societies?: Civil society in Moscow and the TMR"

Reading: John O'Loughlin and James E. Bell "Can democracy be sustained in Russia?:Civic engagement, social capital and the future of democratic governance in Moscow - A proposal to NSF." and John O'Loughlin, Vladimir Kolossov and Andrei Tchepalyga, "National construction, territorial separatism and post-Soviet geopolitics in the Transdniester Moldovan Republic" Post Soviet Geography and Economics, 39 (1998), pp. 332-358.

8 March 1999: Lynn Staeheli "Issues in American citizenship"

Reading: Shklar (all); Lynn Staeheli "Restructuring citizenship in Pueble, Colorado." Environment and Planning A 26 (1994), 849-871 and Lynn A. Staeheli, "Publicity, privacy and women's political action." Environment and Planning D (So ciety and Space) 14 (1996), 601-619.

15 March 1999: Paul Kubicek "Organized labor in the post-Communist states"

Reading: Paul Kubicek, "Variations on a corporatist theme: Interest associations in post-Soviet Ukraine and Russia." Europe-Asia Studies 48 (1996), 27-46 and Paul Kubicek, "Organized labor in the post-Communist states: Will the Western sun set on it too?" Comparative Politics (forthcoming, 1999).

29 March 1999: Keith Maskus "Foreign direct investment/intellectual property rights"

Reading: Keith Maskus, "The role of intellectual property rights in encouraging foreign direct investment and technology transfer" (1997) and David L. Carr, James R. Markusen and Keith Maskus, "Estimating the knowledge-capital model of the multi national enterprise." (1998).

5 April 1999: John O'Loughlin "Nationalist controversies"

Reading: Hutchinson and Smith (all)

12 April 1999: Jim Scarritt "Nations in Africa"

Reading: Anderson (all) and 2 papers to be distributed

19 April 1999: John O'Loughlin "Nations and nationalism in the former Soviet Union"

Reading: V. Kolossov and J. O'Loughlin "New borders for new world orders: Territorialities at the fin-de-siécle." Geojournal 44 (1998), 259-273 and J. O'Loughlin "Ordering the "Crush Zone": Geopolitical games in post-Cold War Eastern Europe." In D. Newman (ed) Contemporary Geopolitics. London: Frank Cass, 1999, in press.

26 April 1999: Student presentations

3 May 1999: Student presentations