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Syllabus of the Lectures

“From the Great Divergence to the Great Convergence. What’s Behind Development Processes?”

University of Wuhan
School of Marxism
Oct. 22nd – Nov. 22nd 2017 

by prof. David Celetti
University of Padua (IT)

 
The lectures tackle one of the must puzzling – and important – questions of humanity, namely why certain societies develop and reach condition of high level welfare and well being, while others fail to do so, or, in some cases, even become poorer within a globally expanding world.

The lectures are divided in two parts. The first one, as an introduction to my country and as a case study, focuses on the economic, political, and social transformation of Italy within a diachronic – from 1950 to the present days – and comparative – with the main European Countries – framework. Italy in fact presents a interesting, and challenging, case study of a country having reached very high level of social and economic development, followed by a long term stabilisation at extremely poor growth rate. This appears all the more interesting that there is at moment no foreseeable possibility of escaping what is considered more and more as a “un – development trap”.

This conclusions will led us to the second – and main – part of the course, focused on “development” as a major issue for modern societies. First of all the course will provide a definition of development, that will be at once universal, and actually useful for identifying what “development” actually is, and where it actually takes place. It will then go over explaining the factors, processes, and results of the “Great Divergence” and of the “Great Convergence”, juxtaposing economic, social, and political aspects. Finally it will tackle the core question of the possible future development’s paths within a world that is challenged by ever more serious problems, as extreme wealth concentration, political and military confrontation, global instability, environment disruption, political instability. Within this context it will discuss to what extend is it possible to build a “long term convergence” towards a global welfare, without subsequent divergence.

The thesis of the course is that at the core of the potentially disruptive transformations leading to diverging development trends insist capitalism as a system of ever growing, and uncontrolled wealth concentration, whereas Marxist socialism, as an alternative system, could act not only as the starting point of the “Great Convergence”, but also as an alternative model for global, long term stabilisation into a convergence trend. In this sense the course is tightly linked with the conference “Marxism and Socialism in the 21st century”, and to the celebration of 200 years of Karl Marx births in 2018.

Personal reading and references will be given during the lectures


Lectures are structured as follows:

1.. Italy as a case study. Economic, social and political transformation from the early 1950s to nowadays. Aspects and perspective of a “way out” from crisis and still stand. 10月25日2:00-5:00  M319

2.. Development: a universal definition (within capitalistic frameworks). 10月26日 9:00-12:00 
M218

3.. The Great Divergence: Latin America and the first colonization 10月30日 2:00-5:00  M319

4. The Great Divergence: The East India, China, and Africa in the second colonization 11月1日 2:00-5:00   M319
 
5. The Great Convergence: 1917 as a starting point  11月2日  9:00-12:00  M218

6. The Great Convergence: USSR and China within the planned economy system 11月6日 2:00-5:00   M319

7 .The Great Convergence: reforms, transformation, and collapse. USSR between 1985 and 1992
11月8日 2:00-5:00   M319

8. The Great Convergence: reforms, transformation, and growth. China between 1985 and 1992   11月9日  9:00-12:00  M218

9 .Growth miracles and failures: two models of reforms in parallel  11月13日 2:00-5:00  M319

10. Growth miracles and failures: what remains of “neo-liberalism”? 11月15日 2:00-5:00  M319

11. What’s next: the global challenge of economic and political stabilization in a erratic world
11月16日  9:00-12:00   M218

12. Conclusions: Marx in 21st century. a legacy. 11月20日 2:00-5:00  M319

来源:武汉大学马克思主义学院