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This seminar examines the relationships between broad economic structures and political institutions. We consider why and how the spread of capitalism led to the birth of democracy in some countries, but dictatorships in others? Here we look closely at whether it is economic development which leads to the spread of democracy. Or whether it is economic crises which make the movement to democracy possible. Finally, we examine whether the emergence of a neoliberal economic order has affected the organization of political society?
Format: seminar; Remote course taught using a tutorial style format.
Grading: yes pass/fail option,
no fifth course option
class participation, 4 tutorial-style papers, 6 response papers, 1 revised paper
PSCI 201-04 or permission of the instructor
Political Science Majors, Political Economy Majors
This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
PSCI Comparative Politics Courses