Atal Bihari Vajpayee (Politician)
Teacher: Gertrud Tinning Lessons: 4 /week
The aim is to equip students with a capacity to:
- Analyse the economic and political structures in today’s capitalist system in order to understand the roots of poverty, growing inequality and unsustainable development.
- Identify,develop and discuss alternatives.
We will deal with the following themes:
- Cool facts about the world including discussion of corruption and inequality.
- Understanding the political- economic development that have shaped our time – from Keynes to Neoliberalism, a fast, participatory journey through time.
- Implications of the neoliberal model – the financial crisis and growing populism.
- Transnational Corporations and their role.
- Understanding global trade in relation to development and sustainability. Special focus will be given to food productions and trade and will include a discussion of World Trade Organization, patents, agricultural subsidies etc
- Sustainable development in the future – use of resources, how many people can the globe feed? How do we want to live? Future visions and cases of communities/individuals that already changed their life style.
Lectures, films, group discussions, student presentations, mapping