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This tutorial considers the relationships between broad economic structures and political institutions in the modern world. We consider why and how is it that the expansion of capitalism led to the birth of democracy in some countries, but dictatorships in others? What, if any, is the relationship between economic development and the organization of power (regime type)? Does economic development lead to the spread of democracy? Or are economic crises the key to understanding the conditions under which dictatorships fall? Finally, has the emergence of a neoliberal economic order affected the organization of political society?
Format: seminar; Hybrid taught in tutorial-style format
Grading: yes pass/fail option,
no fifth course option
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