This course investigates the connections between the American economy and the American political system. Emphasis will be placed on comparisons of the American political economy with those of other affluent democracies, and on the evolution of the political economy in a context of increasing globalization and rising inequality. The course will also consider the distinctive political economies of particular sectors, including energy, finance, and health care.
The Junior Seminars are intense writing seminars which focus on the research area of the faculty member teaching the course. The seminars provide an opportunity for students to have direct intellectual interactions with faculty members while also giving the students an understanding for faculty research. Junior seminars fulfill upper-DIV requirements in the major.
Subfield: American Politics
Political Science Majors of Junior and Senior status, with a minimum overall UC GPA of 3.3. Students must place themselves on the waitlist through TeleBEARS. Selection and notification will occur around August 13, 2012. Priority may be given to students who have not yet taken a junior seminar.