Political economy explores a wide range of issues, including the ways in which public policies and institutions shape economic performance (growth, inflation, unemployment); 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 engages political economy from multiple theoretical and disciplinary perspectives, ranging from the methodological individualism of public choice to economic sociology. After exploring the competing conceptualizations of the state, the economy, and political economic dynamics, we will turn to examine the American political economy, with particular emphasis on the rise and decline of the Keynesian welfare state and a series of current challenges, including the role of demographics in the welfare state and the causes of the current political economic crisis.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CSS)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
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This course is required for all CSS seniors.
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|Instructor(s): Eisner,Marc A. Times: ...W.F. 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: PAC136; |
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Enrollment capacity: 30
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