Marxian Analysis of Politics and Society
What can Marxian social science contribute to understanding important political, social and economic questions in various countries? What are its limits? What is specific about a Marxian analysis (compared with other critical traditions)? Topics may include: capitalist crisis; the state; class; labor politics; urban politics; the environment; imperialism; globalization; ideology; social movements; and feasible socialist futures. The course takes seriously issues of qualitative methodology, and emphasizes discussion.