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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Master's Course) Division of Humanities and Social Sciences Integrated Arts and Human Sciences Program
Lecture Code WMJ61401 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 世界経済体制論
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The Theory of Global Economic System
イ トンソク,ヤマザキ シュウジ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Thur1-4:IAS A810
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 03 : Economics
Eligible Students 1年生以上
Keywords Money form、Credit system、Shift towards a service industry、Society with exclusionary differences  
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To understand the conversion process of the world economic system due to the information revolution, the continuity and intermittency of the global industrial economic system since the Industrial Revolution will be discussed. Understanding the mechanism that 99% of the population either has their rights to live reduced, taken away or lost, the aims of cultural education pf seeking for a coexistent society will be met.
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Class Objectives
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Understanding the mechanisms of centralisation of wealth and exclusionary differences by observing commercialisation, securitisation, outsourcing and renormalisation of services since the 1980s.  Principles of Economics by Obata Michiaki will be used to expound the fundamental ideas and modern significance of Karl Marx’s Das Capital. Understand why there is a 99% to 1% inequality progressing in the world simultaneously by comparing the 10th and 20th century and obtain the “world economic system” approach which covers the current world’s economic structure and global governing form overall.

Class Schedule lesson1 Orientation:Subject, method and structure of Economic              Principles

lesson2 Part I “Circulation Theory” Chapter 1:Product①

lesson3 Chapter 1:Product②
lesson4 Chapter 2:Currency①

lesson5 Chapter 2:Currency②

lesson6 Chapter 3:Capital

lesson7 Part II “Production Theory” Chapter 1:Labour

lesson8 Chapter 2:Production

lesson9 Chapter 3:Accumulation
lesson10 Part III “Structural Theory” Chapter 1:Price Mechanism
lesson11 Chapter 2:Market Mechanism

lesson12 Chapter 3:Business cycle

lesson13 Addendum①:Current stance of financial capitalism theory
lesson14 Addendum②:Current stance of 3 branch expansion                  
lesson14 reproduction schema
lesson15 Summary

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The representative to summarise and points of issue in the text’s lesson2-12 due.
Actively participate in the discussions in the text’s lesson13-15 .
Requirements Résumé due 17:00, Weⅾnesday before class. Send to dslee@hiroshima-u.ac.jp(Subject:世界経済体制論)
Grading Method Résumé report(70%)+Examination results(30%)
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message Understand that the centralisation of wealth and exclusionary differences are accelerating thoroughly, and work towards the recovery for a community with 99% of the people having the right to live. 
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