Undergraduate Course Code: POL472H1F L0101
The Comparative Political Economy of Industrial Societies
This seminar course examines the relationship of state and economy in advanced capitalist democracies, assessing the importance of differences across time and space for a proper understanding of this connection. After a discussion of historical approaches to the study of the political economy of capitalism, the course evaluates the ‘varieties of capitalism’ literature and its main alternatives. It then examines the political economy of macro-economic and industrial policy, and of growth and innovation, labour unions, class voting, electoral politics and related topics.
Course pack and journal articles.
Format and Requirements
One two-hour seminar per week. Course requirements: seminar discussions; essays and presentations.