Course Meeting Times
Lectures: 1 session / week, 2 hours / session
Recitations: 1 session / week, 1 hour / session
There are no prerequisites for this course.
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).
This includes posing questions during lectures and coming to class prepared to discuss readings and video material
|Three current events memos||30% (10% each)|
Covering all the material in the first half of the class
Covering all the material in the class, with emphasis on the second half
For more information on the memos and the group project, see the Assignments section.