Fall/Winter Timetable

POL438H1S L0101

Topics in Comparative Politics I

Globalization, Automation, and Labour


This seminar examines the prominent sources of labour precarity and how workers — across different institutional settings — respond to these threats. The course covers phenomena such as workplace technological change/automation, international trade, and the economic rise of China, as well as their consequences, including growing inequality, the revival of the radical right, protectionism, and demand for redistributive policies.


TBA. All texts will be provided.

Format and Requirements

Two hours of seminar per week. Requirements TBA.


2.0 credits in POL/ JPA/ JPF/ JPI/ JPR/ JPS/ JRA courses