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2021-2022 Catalog

FYS 188 The Participation Economy

Public participation is celebrated everywhere, from large corporations to the IMF. New technologies have given everyday people a chance to share their opinions at formerly unheard-of scales. But some worry that all of this engagement isn't really about empowerment. Looking to the past, how have activists influenced market activity? Why have corporations invested in populist mobilization? This FYS investigates the dynamic relationship between markets and movements over the two last centuries. 

Instructor

C. Lee