Social Science Baha
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Seminar on Spatial Inequity and Globalisation

Spatial Inequity and Globalisation
a seminar with
David Ludden, Professor of Political Economy and Globalisation, New York University
(in association with The Fulbright Commission, Kathmandu)
27–29 April, 2010, Kathmandu 

Day 1. Locating Inequality in Globalisation
Our first task is to understand how inequality fits into contemporary globalisation. 

Readings:
Ramsaran, Dave and Derek V. Price, ‘Globalization: A Critical Framework for Understanding Contemporary Social Processes.’ (23 pp). http://globalization.icaap.org/content/v3.2/02_ramsaran_price.html
Wade, Robert H. ‘Should we worry about Income Inequality?’ (28 pp) in David Held and Ayse Kaya, eds: Global Inequality: patterns and explanations.
Kanbur, Ranbir and Anthony J. Venable, ‘Spatial Disparities and Economic Development’ (11 pp) in David Held and Ayse Kaya, eds: Global Inequality: patterns and explanations.
Reference:
IMF charts. IMF World Economic Outlook.
Chakravorty, Sanjoy ‘Gradualism and Spatial Inequality.’ (35 pp) in Fragments of Inequality: Social, Spatial, and Evolutionary Analyses of Income Distribution.

Day 2. Spatial Histories of Inequity
Working in a conceptual continuum that runs from mere ‘difference’ or ‘disparity,’ through scalar ‘inequality,’ power-laden ‘inequity,’ exclusionary ‘discrimination,’ and oppressive ‘exploitation,’ economic analysis throws light on power relations.

Readings:
Ludden, David, ‘The Spatiality of Capital’ (1 pp figure).
Kanbur, Ranbir, Anthony J. Venables, and Guanghua Wan, ‘Introduction to WIDER     volume on spatial inequality’, (4 pp) Review of Development Economics, Vol. 9.
Kanbur, Ravi and Xiaobo Zhang, ‘Fifty years of regional inequality in China’ (21 pp), Review of Development Economics, 9 (1):87-106.
Murshed, S. Mansoob and Scoot Gates, ‘Spatial-Horizontal inequality and the Maoist insurgency in Nepal.’ (15 pp), Review of Development Economics, 9(1):121-134.

Day 3. Territorial Politics and Spatial Order
The politics of globalisation is territorial and yet waged in deterritoralized spatial order.

Readings:
Banerjee, Sumanta, ‘Mediating between violence and non-violence,’ (6 pp), Economic & Political Weekly, Vol. XLV (11).
Bhattacharya, B.B. and S. Sakhtivel, ‘Regional Growth Disparities in India’ (8 pp), Economic & Political Weekly, Vol. 39 (10).
Chakma, Bhumitra, ‘Structural Roots of Violence in the Chittagong Hill Tracts’ (3 pp) NACLA, Review of Mike Davis, Planet of Slums (5 pp).
Jadhav, Keshav Rao, ‘The Backwardization of Telengana’ (6 pp), Economic & Political Weekly, Vol. XLV (13).