After emerging from the Cold War as the unrivaled model for capitalist societies, neoliberal capitalism has been subject to a series of challenges in the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008-10. This seminar, after discussing briefly the institutions and logic of neoliberalism, will address recent challenges to it from both the left and the right in the United States and Europe. Specifically, the seminar will address the election of Donald Trump as president, the furor around Brexit in the United Kingdom and the authority of the European Union in Europe, and challenges to the hegemony of global finance and controversies around immigration in both the United States and Europe.
The Class: Format: Seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: in addition to participating in discussions about the readings, students are required to present to the class their written proposals for a research
Prerequisites: must be a senior Political Science major
Enrollment Preferences: Political Science majors specializing in the Comparative Politics subfield
Distributions: Division II
Attributes: PSCI Comparative Politics Courses