Political economy addresses a wide range of issues, including the ways in which public policies and institutions shape economic performance and the distribution of economic power; the impact of public policies on the evolution of economic institutions and relationships over time; and the ways in which economic performance impinges upon governmental decision making and political stability. This course examines the American political economy. We are thus concerned with examining the above-mentioned issues to better understand how patterns of state-economy relations have changed over the course of the past century and the ways in which this evolutionary process has affected and reflected the development and expansion of the American state. The course will begin with an examination of competing perspectives on property rights, markets, the state, labor, and corporations. It will turn to an exploration of the political economy as it evolved in the past century and end with a discussion of contemporary challenges.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (GOVT)(GOVT-American)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Primary readings in the field.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Exams and research paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Although there is no prerequisite for this course, students will find previous exposure to courses in American politics, economics, and quantitative methods an asset. Students who wish to be eligible to register for the course during Drop/Add should add themselves to the enrollment request system during on-line registration. Enrollment request preference rankings will be one factor the professor will consider in making Drop/Add period registration decisions.
|Instructor(s): Eisner,Marc A. Times: .M.W... 11:00AM-12:20PM; Location: SCIE309; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 8||JR major: 7|| || |
|Seats Available: 3||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 2||SO: 5||FR: 0|
|Web Resources: Syllabus |
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 0||1st Ranked: 0||2nd Ranked: 0||3rd Ranked: 0||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 0|