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Daniel Chirot
SIS 500
Seattle Campus

International Studies Survey

Explores the development of global interdependence from the fifteenth century to World War II; the interrelationship of politics and economics; and international political economy from contextual, institutional, and historical perspectives. Offered: A.

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In this introduction to political economy, we will read some major works by recent scholars who combine historical, political, and economic analysis. The authors we will be reading are Albert O. Hirschman, David Landes, Douglass North, Mancur Olson, Amartya Sen, Bernando de Soto, and Thomas Schelling. Students will write four papers that will be critical review essays about the readings.

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Last Update by M Jane Meyerding
Date: 04/12/2006