Fall/Winter Timetable

POL382H1F L0101

Topics in Canadian Politics

Canadian Political Economy


Political economy examines the relationship between the state and its economic and social setting in historical perspective. This course uses this lens to examine Canadian politics. It first reviews the classical literatures, including Innis, Mackintosh and Marxian perspectives, on Canadian political economy, and discusses the main historical phases in Canada’s political-economic development. The rest of the course treats contemporary issues by highlighting Canada’s distinctiveness in comparison with other affluent capitalist countries. These issues will include inequality and redistribution, macroeconomic, industrial and trade policies, the politics of Canada’s Indigenous Peoples, and important variations among the provinces.



Format and Requirements

One two-hour lecture per week. Course requirements TBA.


POL214H1/ POL214Y1/ POL214Y5/ POL215H5/ POL216H5/ POL224H1/ POL224Y1/ POLB50Y3