This seminar will focus on markets. The emphasis is on theoretical dimensions of markets: why do markets exist, what problems face them and how those problems are addressed. The course considers questions such as: the limits of markets – what relations do we not want to express in market terms; market failures – how law shapes up to tackle this issue; the relationship between markets and justice; the link between markets and the state; how markets may need to be reshaped as a result of the financial markets crisis.
Seminars are held on Mondays 11-13 in Sala Triaria
- Read the material set. It helps if you have a copy of the materials to hand during the seminar
- Enter a comment online beneath each seminar. The comment can be one or more reflection on the readings set. This allows everyone to see, in advance, the major lines of discussion that the readings have stimulated. Please ensure your comments appear at the latest on Sunday afternoon.
- In the seminar, be prepared to discuss the readings: explain what the authors’ arguments are, how well they are made, how they might be improved upon, what the significance is of the contribution we have read.
Seminar 6: Varieties of Capitalism (23 February) NB the date, no seminar next week