Nov 20, 2019  
2019-2020 Academic Catalogue 
    
2019-2020 Academic Catalogue

IS 435WX - Comparative Political Economy


Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

In this course, we will evaluate the important interaction of economic and political systems across several countries and systems.  We will review how the economic framework of a given state impacts the workings of the political process. In addition, we will learn how political decisions often impact the growth and development of markets.  Examples will be drawn from a number of different countries, from the United Kingdom, Poland, and Spain to China and Japan.  We will place special emphasis on the oft-debated link between capitalism and democracy; we will also study the tension between political ideology and economic growth, as well as the influence of business cycles and perceptions of economic performance on voter preference during elections. Note: Writing Intensive (W) & Civilizations and Cultures (X)