From the Great Depression to the Great Recession: the Political Economy of the Golden Age|
Following the tumult of the Great Depression and World War II, the United States entered a period of great prosperity--two decades that combined steady growth, low inflation and unemployment, growing household incomes, and reduced levels of income inequality. Yet, by the mid-1970s, the nation was mired in stagflation and subsequent decades brought a significant departure from the earlier mix of policy commitments. What many now describe as a "golden age" was replaced by a period of stagnant wages, growing inequality, and heightened vulnerability to a host of risks. In this course, we explore the policies and institutions that emerged out of the New Deal, their subsequent erosion, and the factors that limit the options available to contemporary policymakers.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (GOVT)(GOVT-American)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Primary readings in the field.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
This is a project-based course that will include individual papers and group projects/presentations.
|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... 08:20AM-09:40AM; Location: BOGH114; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 5||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 5||SO: 5||FR: X|
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