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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18


GOVT 83.07 Politics and Economics

This course has two basic objectives: (1) to give the student an overview of how politics and economics interact, and (2) to introduce the student to key theories that study this interaction. In this course, we will identify and analyze basic institutions and processes of the American political economy, showing how the more important economic and political institutions work and how they influence each other. Specifically, this course is designed to analyze different theories that argue for or against government intervention in the economy and to judge how the consequences of these theories and the policies that adopt them affect economic outcomes and the American political system. Because economic resources can be used to seek political power, and because political influence is often used to acquire or protect economic advantages, we will investigate whether capitalist and democratic political institutions are naturally compatible or fundamentally antagonistic to each other.

Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:SOC; WCult:W

The Timetable of Class Meetings contains the most up-to-date information about a course. It includes not only the meeting time and instructor, but also its official distributive and/or world culture designation. This information supersedes any information you may see elsewhere, to include what may appear in this ORC/Catalog or on a department/program website. Note that course attributes may change term to term therefore those in effect are those (only) during the term in which you enroll in the course.

Offered

Not offered in AY 2017-2018. May be offered in AY 2018-2019.