POL S 583
Problems of public goods provision and collective action. Collective action theories and applications as well as critical review of the concept of rationality.
This is a core class in Political Economy. It will cover key concepts for the subfield as a whole as well as introduce students to the various approaches. The texts will be essential readings in Political Economy.
Student learning goals
Ensure that students have read the background literature
Introduce key concepts
Stimulate interest in political economy
General method of instruction
None except to come to class with enthusiasm
Class assignments and grading
Significant reading to be discussed in class A final paper
Contribution to class discussion and final paper