Course Materials - Spain

Spain Program Calendar

Spain Class Schedule


Week 1 - Wealth, Inequality, and Law (Chung) - Syllabus

Money as Simulacrum
Wealth Inequality as Explained by Quantitative Easing and Law's Inertia
The World's 8 Richest Men Are Now as Wealthy as Half the World's Population
World's 8 Richest Have as Much Wealth as Bottom Half, Oxfam Says

Week 2 - Innovation and Economic Crisis (Roig) - Syllabus

Day 1
Excerpts from Grimmelman
Excerpts from Piketty Capital in the Twenty First Century
Excerpts from WikiGovernment
Greece, the Sacrificial Lamb
Iceland, Symbol of Financial Crisis, Finally Lifts Capital Controls
Iceland Tried to Crowdsource a New Constitution, It Didn't Work
Joseph Stiglitz, the Nobel Laureate, on Saving Puerto Rico
The Miraculous Story of Iceland

Day 2
Excerpts from Grimmelman
Excerpts from Race Against the Machine
Excerpts from Robin Chase

Day 3
Excerpts from Grimmelman
Excerpts from Intellectual Property in the New Technological Age: 2016
IP in a World Without Scarcity

Day 4
Excerpts from Grimmelman

Week 3 - The Global Economic Crisis: A Test for Democracy in the EU (Spivack) - Syllabus

Day 1
Aristotle, Politics
Using Power/Fighting Power:The Polity
The Transformation of Europe
Developing a Theory of Democracy for the European Union

Day 2
The Treaty on European Union (Maastricht Treaty)
Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union
European Council's Declaration on Democracy
Costa v. Enel
Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (Ireland) Ltd. V. Grogan - Part 1
Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (Ireland) Ltd. V. Grogan - Part 2

Day 3
The origins of the financial crisis: Crash course
The European Financial Crisis: Analysis and a Novel Intervention
A very short history of the crisis
For this summer's euro zone crisis, head to Italy
Greek debt crisis: an existentialist drama with no good end in sight
The bailout crisis: Germany's view of how Greece fell from grace
Watching the Greek Debt Crisis From France
Spain and the EU: a traditional pro-European attitude
In a traumatized Netherlands, faith in the EU is plummeting
The EU gives a small country like Estonia a voice

Day 4
Saving the Euro at the Cost of Democracy
European Economic Governance and Parliamentary Representation
After the Crash: A Perspective on Multilevel European Democracy
The Euro Crisis: The Democratic Deficit
The Greek Crisis Reveals the EU's Democratic Deficit

Week 4 - Privacy, Data, and Economics (Friedland) - Syllabus (Readings included)