Economic History

Why were a handful of European countries able to impose themselves on the rest of the globe and what have the consequences been?

What are the many arrangements across society to organise productive activity and what hierarchies have these entailed? How have human societies transformed the material world to serve human needs over time? And how has money structured productive activity over time? In this course, you understand how the Great Divergence’ between industrialised economies and others arose, and the rise and development of capitalism and how it has shaped the productive capacities of societies. Dive into work by interesting thinkers like Eric Hobsbawm, EP Thompson, Janet Abu-Lughod and Sven Beckert.