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The Political Economy of Capitalism

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The Political Economy of Capitalism

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Political economy studies the market and the state as interrelated institutions. This course examines capitalism within its political context from two complementary perspectives. Students examine the historical evolution of social scientific thinking about the economy, in the process identifying some of the central critiques and defenses of capitalism as a system of social organization. Then they consider political economy topically, addressing a series of policy challenges thrown up by capitalism and considering multiple perspectives on how those challenges should be diagnosed and addressed.

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No writing credit

Departmental Course Attributes - Major/Minor Requirements

(PLTC: Political Economy), (PLTC: Phil., Lit., Legal St.)

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