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Corporate Globalization

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Spring 2010
IAS 198
2 Unit(s)

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About the Course:

In addition to a discussion of corporate power, the course will investigate the bureaucratic and regulatory bodies that are responsible for the functioning of the global order. This will include an analysis of supranational entities like the UN, World Bank, and WTO, as well as domestic agencies such as the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Food and Drug Administration.

The second aspect of the class will involve researching the links between corporations and the various regulatory bodies in the global system. The class aims to highlight the ideological, political, and practical similarities between corporations and institutions. Additionally, this course aims to illustrate the concept of “the revolving door” and will expose potential conflicts of interest when individuals move from corporation to institution and back again.  


The objective of this course is to enable students to do a fact based analysis of the influence of corporate power on daily life. We hope that this analysis will empower students to recognize opportunities to confront and resist the negative effects of corporate power.


How to Enroll:

Enrollment in the course is only possible by attending the first day of class. If there are more students than spots in the course, we will decide course entry on desire and commitment based on a short application.


The syllabus that is posted is a rough draft, and we are currently working to lessen the reading load because our initial intent was to have the class be 3 units.

Course Contact: ashoka.finley AT, andy_p AT

Faculty Sponsor: Joseph Lough

Time & Location:

Section 1Ashoka Finley
30101 WheelerTu 6p-8p1/26started

Uploaded Files:

Syllabus: Corporate_Globalization_Syllabus_01_25_10.docJan 3064kbWord Doc (Viewer)View Download

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