17.100J / 14.781J / 15.678J Political Economy I: Theories of the State and the Economy, Fall 2002
Author(s)Berger, Suzanne; Piore, Michael J.
Political Economy I: Theories of the State and the Economy
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Critical analysis of liberal, neoclassical, and Marxist perspectives on modern society. Alternative theories of economic growth, historical change, the state, classes, and ideology. Description from course home page: Political Economy I explores the major social science paradigms for analyzing relations among state, economy, and society. Through readings, lectures and discussion of original texts in political liberalism and individualism, neo-classical economics, Marxism, sociological and cultural theories, and neo-institutionalism, the seminar examines the fundamental assumptions on which our understanding of the social world and our research are based. All participants in the seminar are required to do the weekly readings before class meetings. The course also requires two 12-15 page essays on assigned topics. The seminar is open to graduate students in all departments and also to undergraduates with prior course work in economics or political science and with permission of the instructors.
liberal, neoclassical, Marxist, modern society, economic growth, historical change, state, classes, ideology, 17.100J, 14.781J, 15.678J, 17.100, 14.781, 15.678, Economics