This course examines politics and political economy in Britain, Germany, and two Scandinavian countries, Denmark and Sweden. These countries exemplify different types of parliamentary democracies, distinct “varieties of capitalism,” and different welfare state regimes. We will focus on the structure of political power within the state and on differences in the political economies of these countries (what kinds of economic structures, what kinds of links between state and economy, what kinds of welfare regimes and labor market policies are characteristic of these three countries).
The goal of this class is to explore some classic themes in political economy, as well as to delve into new and emerging areas of innovative scholarship.About class>>
The course examines variation in the institutions of the political economy across the advanced capitalist economies.About class>>
This seminar is designed to explore what we know about the American political economy and what we need to find out.About class>>