POLSCI 343 - Political Economy of Developed Democracies
Section: 001
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
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May not be repeated for credit.
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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. Course homepage: www-personal.umich.edu/~franzese/SyllabiEtc.html.

POLSCI 343 - Political Economy of Developed Democracies
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.

ISBN: 9780691021805
Political control of the economy, Author: Tufte, Edward Rolf, 1942-, Publisher: Princenton University Press 1978
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780674027367
American political economy : macroeconomics & electoral politics., Author: Hibbs, Douglas A, Publisher: Belknap Harvard 1987
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780472031160
Capitalism, Not Globalism, Author: Clark, William Roberts, Publisher: University of Michigan Press 2005
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780521004411
Macroeconomic Policies of Deve, Author: Franzese, Robert J., Jr., Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2002
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780195369328
Globalization and the New Poli, Author: Hays, Jude C., Publisher: Oxford University Press 2009
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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