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.