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Senior Colloquium: Capitalism and Democracy
CSS 391
Fall 2011
Section: 01  

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.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS ECON
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CSS)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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