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Genealogy, Moral Economy, Democracy

This video introduces module 2, Genealogy, Moral Economy, Democracy, by first introducing the methodology and then continuing on with the first lecture on the roots of Greek democracy.

This continues the second module, discussing Rome and the Medieval era, as well as the Renaissance in Italy and the foundation of Swiss democracy.


This video continues the genealogical discussion of democracy, moving through absolutism, the Reformation and beginning the discussion of non-European source of democracy by introducing the Haudonesaunee (Iroquois) and the “Five Nations” (Cherokee, Creek, Choktaw, Chikasaw and Seminole).
In this video, I conclude the “genealogy of democracy”, reviewing Chinese traditions, the Haitian Revolution, as well as the co-existence of slavery and wage labor, as well as concluding with a discussion of the “struggle for rights” into the 20th century, reviewing the First World War, large infantries, Gandhi’s efforts to overcome the caste system, events in Brazil, South Africa and the “Second Bill of Rights”.
This video takes up from the prior genealogy (historical arsenal of democratic practices) and develops a normative concept of viewing the economy, namely the “moral economy”. It ends by suggesting the relational approach as a suitable framework.
This video concludes module 2, connecting the genealogy of democracy again with the normative framework of democracy, in this case primarily emphasizing the contribution of law and jurisprudence. It also develops concepts such as the relational rent and emphasizes the important role firms play in today’s economy. It concludes with a number of suggestions for outlining a General Theory of Cooperation, preparing the grounds for Module 3.
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