“It is quite common to hear high officials in Washington and elsewhere speak of changing the map of the Middle East, as if ancient societies and myriad peoples can be shaken up like so many peanuts in a jar.”

― Edward W. Said

"A developing country that wants to develop its economy must first of all keep natural resources in its own hands."
- Deng Xiaoping

Thursday, February 23, 2017

(WEEK 9) Global and Regional Development Graduate Course - Quiz-3, Readings and Newspaper Articles

Dear all,
 
For the next week, we will read and discuss the following articles.

Human Rights and Women Rights
Sociology of Human Rights: Chapter 1. Introduction - Mark Frezzo (You will receive by email)
Sen, Amartya "More than 100 Million Women are Missing.
Economist (2010) “Gendercide” The Worldwide war on baby girls” Print Edition. March 4.
"The Sex Market" NY Times.
"Women's Rights: Why Not?" NY Times.

For next week, please bring a newspaper article related with critical understanding of Human Rights in the USA and Europe.

Newspaper Articles: During the semester, you can bring 8 newspaper articles related with our class subjects. You cannot bring more than one article in the same week. You will have to summarize these articles in class and will find the recommended newspapers listed on http://internationalstudiesandsociology.blogspot.it/, under the external links section. Newspaper articles sent by email will not be accepted. Please bring it to class, the first page of the printed/hard copy of the article. You can only bring an article from the selected newspapers, posted on http://internationalstudiesandsociology.blogspot and you will find them under links section. Some of the recommended newspapers are The Guardian, Al-Jazeera, Democracynow.org, Financial Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Pravda, Haaretz, China Daily, and the Economist.
    
QUIZ - 3: You will take the quiz-3 on TUESDAY. YOU WIL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FOLLOWING READINGS:

Energy
World Energy Consumption and Resources By Gian Paolo Beretta
World Energy Outlook 2014 By International Energy Agency
Environment
Global Environmental Issues By S Vijay Anand
Water Security – National and Global Issues By U.S. Geological Survey, National Research Program
Education
Rethinking Global Education in the Twenty-first Century By Sadiq A. Abdullahi (You will receive by email)
 
Class structure for next week:

20 Minutes Newspaper Article Presentation
Lecture on Human Rights in the World and Political Economy of China.
Documentaries:
Inside Story - Can China be a global economic leader? 
China Rises - City of Dreams (New York Times Television)

Best to all,

Tugrul Keskin
Associate Professor
Shanghai University

Friday, February 17, 2017

(WEEK 7) Global and Regional Development Graduate Course - Readings and Newspaper Articles

Dear all,

For the next week, we will read and discuss the following articles.

Global Inequality: Unemployment and Poverty
Inequality, Causes and Possible Future By Jeff Frieden
http://scholar.harvard.edu/files/jfrieden/files/inequalitiesfutures_0.pdf
Political Economy of the MIDDLE EAST by Tugrul Keskin

For next week, please bring a newspaper article related with critical understanding of Unemployment and Poverty in the Middle East.

Class structure for next week:

20 Minutes Newspaper Article Presentation
Lecture on Political Economy of the MIDDLE EAST
Documentary:
The Arab Awakening - Absolute Power
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtAG-eTri8E

Best to all,

Tugrul Keskin
Associate Professor
Shanghai University - http://en.shu.edu.cn/Default.aspx

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Final Paper Proposals For Global and Regional Development at Shanghai University

Global and Regional Development
Winter 2016-17
SHANGHAI UNIVERSITY

FINAL PAPER PROPOSALS FOR GLOBAL AND REGIONA DEVELOPMETN COURSE:

1.     Naxalite Movement in India: A Movement for getting Social and Economic Benefits for a Marginalized Community. Muhammad Qasim Sodhar
2.     On New Developments of Nationalism under the Trend of Globalization. Zhang Xiaowen
3.     The Changing Dynamics of Relationship between Bangladesh, India and China in the Context of Sharing of the Brahmaputra River Water. Hasina Afruj Shanta. 
4.     Chinese Migration Since the “Reform and Openness” Ma Ning.
5.     The Development of Social Welfare in the Post-crisis Era(2001-2013) of Argentina. Fan Wenhao. 
6.     Introduction to Modern Means of Communication and Its Impact on Socio-Political Thoughts of people of Turkestan during Tsar Era (1853-1917). Zahid Khan.
7.     The Authoritarian Neoliberalism: repression and economic reforms in Argentina during the military regime (1976-1983). Guillermo Salvador Marinaro. 
8.     Turkey’s Role in Southern Gas Corridor. Yi Dandan.
9.  Nationalism and ethnicities of Argentina in the XXI Century. Xia Tingting.
10.  “Was Neoliberalism? The economic reform (and it effects) in the third world during the nineties. The cases of People’s Republic of China and Argentina” Gonzalo Ghiggino.
11.  Land Acquisition for Urbanization and Social Security Policy for the Displaced People in Shanghai. Mazhar Abbas.

(WEEK 6) Global and Regional Development Graduate Course - Quiz-2, Readings and Newspaper Articles

Dear all,

For the next week, we will read and discuss the following articles.

Education
Rethinking Global Education in the Twenty-first Century By Sadiq A. Abdullahi
(You will receive it by email.)
Ethnic/Religious Conflict
Crime and Security
Globalization, Ethnic Conflict, and Nationalism By Daniele Conversi
http://easyweb.easynet.co.uk/conversi/Globalization.pdf
Political Economy of LATIN AMERICA by Tugrul Keskin
Williamson, John. "What Washington Means by Policy Reform." Latin American Adjustment: How Much has Happened 7 (1990): 7–20.
Ocampo, José Antonio. "The Latin American Debt Crisis in Historical Perspective." Life After Debt: The Origins and Resolutions of Debt Crisis 87, 2014.

For next week, please bring a newspaper article related with critical understanding of Education in China and USA or ethnic conflict in South East Asia.

Newspaper Articles: During the semester, you can bring 8 newspaper articles related with our class subjects. You cannot bring more than one article in the same week. You will have to summarize these articles in class and will find the recommended newspapers listed on http://internationalstudiesandsociology.blogspot.it/, under the external links section. Newspaper articles sent by email will not be accepted. Please bring it to class, the first page of the printed/hard copy of the article. You can only bring an article from the selected newspapers, posted on http://internationalstudiesandsociology.blogspot and you will find them under links section. Some of the recommended newspapers are The Guardian, Al-Jazeera, Democracynow.org, Financial Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Pravda, Haaretz, China Daily, and the Economist.
   
QUIZ - 2: You will take the quiz-1 on TUESDAY. YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FOLLOWING READINGS:

Sociology of Work: Chapter 1 By Keith Grint
(You will receive it by email.)
Nunn, Nathan. "The Long-term Effects of Africa's Slave Trades." National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper No. 13367, 2007.
Political Economy of AFRICA by Tugrul Keskin
Nation-State, Nationalism, Citizenship and Immigration
Nationalism and Ethnicity By Craig Calhoun
http://www.columbia.edu/itc/sipa/U6800/readings-sm/calhoun.pdf
Ethnicity versus Nationalism By Thomas Hylland Eriksen
http://www.hyllanderiksen.net/Ethnnat.pdf
 
Class structure for next week:

20 Minutes Newspaper Article Presentation
Lecture on Education, Religious and ethnic conflicts and political economy of Latin America.
Documentary:
A balanced insight into the Sri Lankan ethnic conflict - "Common Differences"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_L8QfZw0XUo

Best to all,

Tugrul Keskin
Associate Professor
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