POEC 401 Fall 2012 Contemporary Problems in Political Economy

This course examines contemporary problems in political economy at and across diverse spatial scales. Using both Economics and Political Science methods of analysis, students study the exercise of power and the accumulation of wealth in the world today as well as central public policy debates around those processes. We begin with a theoretical discussion of economic policy. Then we move through three course sections organized around contemporary problems at three distinct scales: the global political economy, the United States political economy, and comparative political economy with an emphasis on the advanced capitalist countries. We end by taking issues usually studied at a single scale and exploring their innate interconnections through an integrated political-economic and public policy analysis of immigration. The goal of this course is both to build upon theoretical debates encountered in POEC 250 as well as to prepare students for the public policy analysis they will do in POEC 402.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: two 8- to 10-page papers; one 12- to 15-page paper, rewrite; class presentations; class participation
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Prerequisites: Economics 110 and 120; Political Science 201 or 203, or equivalent; Political Science 202 or 204, or equivalent; open to non-majors
Enrollment Preference: Political Economy majors
Department Notes: required in the Political Economy major
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Divisional Attributes: Division II
Other Attributes: INST Economic Development Studies Electives
Enrollment Limit: 20
Expected Enrollment: 10
Class Number: 1589
CLASSES ATTR INSTRUCTORS TIMES CLASS NUMBER ENRL CONSENT
POEC401-01(F) SEM Contemp Problms in Pol Economy Division 2: Social Studies Michael M. Rolleigh
, Ryan Kiggins
MR 1:10 PM-2:25 PM Paresky 114 1589
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