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This course offers a broad introduction to the contemporary global political economy, emphasizing the inherent and inseparable intertwining of politics and economics, power and wealth, the state and the market. The core of the course is made up of analyses of global trade, global finance, development, and migration, with special attention to subjects such as free trade, foreign aid, industrial policy, and border walls. We conclude the course with a look at the global pandemic and its implications for the future of global capitalism.
Format: seminar; recorded lectures with once weekly seminar-format discussions
Grading: no pass/fail option,
no fifth course option
one 5-7page paper, one 7-10page paper, in-class debate, final exam, course discussion
Political Science and Political Economy majors
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