POLSCI 343 - Political Economy of Developed Democracies
Section: 001
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
ULWR
Waitlist Capacity:
5
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course examines the effects of democratic politics on economic policymaking, policies, and outcomes and, conversely, the effects of the economy on the conduct of democratic politics. We study how and why certain political configurations systematically produce certain kinds of economic policies and outcomes and why certain economic structures and/or conditions systematically produce certain kinds of political outcomes and electorally and partisan motivated policies. For example: What are the effects of elections — electoral rules, competition, and timing — or of government partisanship on monetary and fiscal policy? What are the effects of economic-sectoral structure on the nature of democratic competition? We aim to develop an understanding of the relationships that systematically obtain between certain economic and political variables rather than to recount historically the economic policies in any particular era or country. All students will write two short papers (around 10 pages), each revised. Course grades derive from these papers, a midterm and a final exam, and class participation.

POLSCI 343 - Political Economy of Developed Democracies
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
27809
Open
10
21Ugrd
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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