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Margaret Levi
POL S 583
Seattle Campus

Economic Theories of Politics

Problems of public goods provision and collective action. Collective action theories and applications as well as critical review of the concept of rationality.

Class description

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


Recommended preparation

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

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 Margaret Levi
Date: 10/31/2013