Sociology of Markets|
Spring 2019 not offered
|Certificates: Civic Engagement|
This course will introduce students to some of the core theoretical and empirical works on market economies. We will explore (1) the historical and normative foundations of market economies; (2) the questions of how markets work, why they fail, and what kinds of social and political institutions they depend upon; (3) the difference between sociological and economic theories of markets; (4) the role of governments, corporations, workers, consumers, epistemic communities, and international forces in the workings of markets; and (5) the different ways in which advanced nations organize the relationship among markets, states, and societies.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (SOC)
Course reader including works by Karl Polanyi, Albert Hirschman, Richard Swedberg, Viviana Zelizer, Marion Fourcade, Kieran Healy, Neil Fligstein, Dalton Conley, Juliet Schor, Gerald Davis, Greta Krippner, Peter Hall, Bruno Amable, Esping-Andersen, and others.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Reading responses (about 200 words each) 10%
One short presentation 10%
Three review essays (about 1000 words each) 30%
Final project- literature review or a book review 50%