program

Spring Term 2017

Meeting  1

March 16, 15:00-17:00, Essex House 018

U&CD and Colonial Modernity

David L. Blaney & Arlene B. Tickner. “International Relations in the Prison of Colonial Modernity.”International Relations, 31:1, 2017.

Justin Rosenberg. “The Elusive International.” International Relations, 31:1, 2017.

Frantz Fanon. The Wretched of the Earth. 

Presenter: Justin Rosenberg

Autumn Term 2013

Meeting 1

October 30, 15:00-17:00, Jubilee 35

Hannes Lacher & Julian Germann. “Before Hegemony: Britain, Free Trade, and Nineteenth-Century World Order Revisited.” International Studies Review, 14:1, 2012.

Presenter: Julian Germann

Spring Term 2013

Meeting 1

February 6, 12:00-14:00, Pevensey -1/Room 2A3

Benedict Anderson’s Theory of Nations/Nationalism and U&CD

Presenter: Luke Cooper

Meeting 2

March 27, 14:00-16:00, Jubilee 35

How Do You Solve A Problem Like Capitalism? U&CD, Mode of Production Analysis and Eurocentrism

Presenters: Darius A’Zami and Neil Dooley

Meeting 3

April 17, 14:00-16:00

Anievas, A. & Nisancioglu, K. (2013)”What’s at Stake in the Transition Debate? Rethinking the Origins of Capitalism and the ‘Rise of the West’”, Millennium.

Presenter: Kerem Nisancioglu

Spring Term 2012

Meeting 1

February 1, 2:30-4:30

On the Fall of the OttomanEmpire

Presenter: Kerem Nisancioglu

Meeting 2

February 22, 2:30-4:30

The Moment of Combined Development

Presenter: Neil Davidson

Meeting 3

March 14, 2:30-4:30

The “Philosophical Premises” of Uneven and Combined Development

Presenter: Justin Rosenberg

 

Autumn Term 2011

Meetings take place on Mondays at 2-4pm, in weeks 2, 7, and 9 of the term

Meeting 1
What are the Politics of Uneven and Combined Development?

Room: BH254

Presenters: Kamran Matin, Ben Selwyn

Text 1: ‘Beyond firm-centrism: re-integrating labour and capitalism into global
commodity chain analysis’, B. Selwyn, Journal of Economic Geography (2011).

Text 2: TBA

Meeting 2
China and U&CD – then and now

Room: BH253

Presenters: Calvin Xiu, Luke Cooper

Text 1: Deutscher, I., ‘Maoism – Its Origins and Outlook’, in I. Deutscher, Marxism,
Wars and Revolutions. Essays from Four Decades, London, Verso 1984, pp. 181-211.

Text 2: TBA

Meeting 3
Dialectics and U&CD: tradition and innovation

Room: FR118

Presenters: Justin Rosenberg, Benno Teschke

Text 1: Rosenberg, J. ‘Realising the Promise of Dialectics in IR’ (unpublished mss.)

Text 2: Teschke & Heine? Brincatt?

Spring Term 2011

 Meetings take place on Tuesdays in B380, at 3-5pm, in weeks 2, 5, and 9 of the term.

Meeting 1 – Tuesday January 18th: Extensions?

Novack, G. (1972) ‘Uneven and Combined Development in World History’, in
Understanding  History.  Marxist Essays, New York: Pathfinder.
Allinson, J. C. and Alexander Anievas (2009) ‘The uses and misuses of uneven and
combined development: an anatomy of a concept’, Cambridge Review of International
Affairs, 22:1, 47–67.
Rosenberg, J. 2010. ‘Basic problems in the Theory of Uneven and Combined
Development. Part II: Unevenness and Political Multiplicity
’, Cambridge Review of
International Affairs, 23: 1, 165-189.

Meeting 2 – Tuesday February 8th: U&CD and Feudalism

Nisancioglu, K.,  Paper to be circulated

Meeting 3 – Tuesday March 8th: U&CD and Postcolonialism

Matin, K.  ‘Redeeming the Universal. Postcolonialism and the Inner Life of Eurocentrism’. (To be circulated).

Autumn Term 2010

Meetings take place on Thursdays in B380, at 2-4pm, in weeks 2, 7, and 9 of the term.
(N.B. Please note the new date for Meeting 2.)
Meeting 1 – Thursday October 14th:  Locus Classicus
Trotsky, L. (1932/1980) History of the Russian Revolution, Chapter 1, & Appendix I,
New York: Pathfinder.
Thatcher, I. (1991) ‘Uneven and Combined Development’, Revolutionary Russia, 4; 2;
235-58
Elster, J. (1986) ‘The theory of combined and uneven development: a critique’, inAnalytical
Marxism, edited by J. Roemer, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Meeting 2 – Thursday November 18th: Marxian Precursors?
Marx, K. (1973), Grundrisse, Penguin: Harmondsworth, pages, 489-511.
Cooper, L. Discussion paper on Marx and ‘the international’
Löwy, M. (1981) ‘Conceptions of Revolution in Marx and Engels’, chapter 1 of
The politics  of Combined and Uneven Development. The Theory of Permanent
Revolution, London: Verso
Shanin, T. ed. (1983) ‘Marx-Zasulich Correspondence: Letters and Drafts’, in Late
Marx and the Russian Road. Marx and ‘the peripheries of capitalism’, pp.97-126,
London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.

Meeting 3 – Thursday December 2nd: Extensions? (Postponed due to snow.)
Novack, G. (1972) ‘Uneven and Combined Development in World History’, in
Understanding  History.  Marxist Essays, New York: Pathfinder.
Allinson, J. C. and Alexander Anievas (2009) ‘The uses and misuses of uneven and
combined development: an anatomy of a concept’, Cambridge Review of International
Affairs, 22:1, 47–67.
Rosenberg, J. 2010. ‘Basic problems in the Theory of Uneven and Combined
Development. Part II: Unevenness and Political Multiplicity
’, Cambridge Review of
International Affairs, 23: 1, 165-189.

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