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Kazimierz Poznanski
SIS 501
Seattle Campus

Seminar: Comparative International Studies

Focuses on comparison across geographical areas including comparative political economy, comparative cultures, and comparative institutions. Provides familiarity with the comparative method of inquiry, an understanding of the interplay between area studies and cross-regional theories, and skills in conducting comparative research and writing. Prerequisite: ECON 200; ECON 201. Offered: W.

Class description

Introduction to an advanced theory of inetrantional political economy, particularly the new ideas developed by the so called evolutionary school (Schumpeter, Hayek, Mises, Popper).

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lecture combined with extensive class discussion around lecture as well as selected major books in the field.

Recommended preparation

Another lower course in international political economy and familiarity with Gilpin's The Political Economy of International Relations.

Class assignments and grading

Three brief tests and a research paper.

Tests earn the total equal the total grade of the research paper, plus there is an adjustment for class participation.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by M Jane Meyerding
Date: 10/14/1999