Fall/Winter Timetable

POL379H1F L0101

Topics in Comparative Politics III

Comparative Political Economy of Advanced Economies


This course covers core concepts and theories in the comparative study of advanced economies. It examines the interplay between the economy and politics in industrialized countries. The first part of the course surveys classical approaches to the study of developed nations, covering the main economic and political features of these countries. The second part discusses some common stressors on such economies and the durability (or fragility) of the liberal order. The third and last section covers contemporary issues such as, money in politics, climate change politics, immigration, and home ownership. This course focuses on causal (positive) theories/explanations of political phenomena but not the specific history or facts of a region or country.

Format and Requirements

Two hours of lecture per week. Requirements TBA.