Lev Grinberg

Two Special Sociology Offerings in 16F

Critical Political Economy

Sociology 49.23 at the 2A hour, Dist: SOC; WCult: W.

Political economy was formulated as a central field of research since the 19th century, designed to comprehend both fields - politics and economics - and how they interact, at the local, regional and global level. Since the 2008 financial crisis it became a very popular field of research, highlighting varied and opposed theoretical approaches. The course will focus on critical perspectives to political economy, including a. class conflict, race and ethnic relations and the world system; b. state institutions and their relation to civil society, capital and labor organizations; and c. late developments of the neoliberal economy, the social and economic implications of inequality, and global protests of the 99%.


Global Inequality Protests

Sociology 79.09 at the 10A hour, Dist: INT; WCult: NW.

Two Special Sociology Course Offerings in Fall 2015

Sociology of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Sociology 49.15/JWST 68.02/AMES 41.09,  at the 2A hour, Dist: SOC.

The course aims to comprehend Israeli-Palestinian relations from the first moments of Zionist-Palestinian encounter. It presents different approaches to the interpretation of these relations, the beginning of the conflict before the establishment of the Jewish State, and its further developments. The course will enter key debates on  military-society relations, Jewish democracy,  economic relations, and the failure of the peace process, ending with a discussion of options for the future.


Israeli Society--Structure, Institutions, Identities and Dynamics

Sociology 49.12/JWST 68.01/AMES 41.08, at the 10A hour, Dist:  SOC; WCult: CI.