This course explores the limits and potentials of contemporary global capitalism. We all know that we live in a global economy, but how has this come into being? What are its political, social and cultural consequences? Why is the global economy so volatile? How does it produce inequality for many and abundance for some? Is globalisation dead in an era of ‘de-coupling’ and popularism? What might the futures of global capitalism be? Through the term we will answer these questions in relation to classic themes of production, social reproduction, circulation and consumption.