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Money and Power

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Course Number




A. Grahame

Course Long Title

Money and Power

Cross Listed Courses


This seminar investigates the political power of money and finance: the relationship between money and the state, the emergence of central banks, the creation of international financial institutions, the role of money as an instrument in political lobbying, and the deepening significance of money in contemporary political discourse. How did money and debt become instruments of power and coercion? To what extent and how does money influence politics and vice versa? How are money and financial institutions regulated at the national level? How is international finance governed? What are the economic and social impacts of public debt? Does finance undermine democracy?

Modes of Inquiry

Analysis and Critique [AC]

Writing Credit


Departmental Course Attributes - Major/Minor Requirements

(PLTC: Institutional Politics), (PLTC: Political Economy)

INDS Program Relationship

IDEU - EUS Program

GEC This Course Belongs To


Class Restriction

Exclude First Years