PSCI 229 Global Political Economy

Last offered Spring 2014

This course offers a broad introduction to contemporary global capitalism, emphasizing the inherent and inseparable intertwining of politics and economics, power and wealth, the state and the market. It begins with an overview of the history of thought in international political economy up to current theory. The core of the course is a broad analysis of global trade, global finance, and development, with special attention to subjects such as free trade, the WTO, foreign aid, money, and financial crisis. We conclude the course with a close look at the contemporary global political economy in crisis, its politics, and the future of global capitalism.
Class Format: lecture/discussion
Requirements/Evaluation: three 3-5 page papers, final exam, class discussion
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Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preference: Political Science and Political Economy majors
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Divisional Attributes: Division II
Other Attributes: ENVI Environmental Policy,INST Economic Development Studies Electives,MAST Interdepartmental Electives,POEC International Political Economy Courses,PSCI International Relations Courses
Enrollment Limit: 35
Expected Enrollment: 30
Class Number: 3415
PSCI 229 LEC Global Political Economy Division 2: Social Studies Darel E. Paul
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