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2021-2022 Catalog

GOVT 421 American Political Economy

This course examines the political development and function of the U.S. political economy. We will explore how political institutions and policies shaped economic arrangements from the founding to the present, and how economic interests, inequality, and identity influence U.S. politics today. The course will also explore in depth four aspects of U.S. political economy: the rise of finance, the welfare state, business regulation, and organized labor. This seminar will devote considerable attention to original research. [W]


GOVT 101 plus one of the following: GOVT 211, GOVT 215, GOVT 218, GOVT 258, GOVT 310, GOVT 320, GOVT 321, PSTD 251 or permission of instructor