POL S 588
Examination of current topics in the theory and practice of comparative political economy. Content varies according to recent developments in the field and research interests of the instructor.
Description: This course will use a political economy perspective to consider what produces stable and enduring states. Some of the topics covered include the components of a trustworthy government, the role played by rule of law, and the nature of the non-coercive institutions that matter for enabling a state to gain the compliance of its citizens.
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Cooperation without Trust? Karen S. Cook, Russell Hardin, & Margaret Levi READINGS:
Architects of Political Change Norman Schofield
Democracy and Rule Of Law Jose Maria Maravall & Adam Przeworski, eds.
The Endurance of National Constitutions [Paperback] Zachary Elkins, Tom Ginsburg, and James Melton
Margaret Levi Consent, Dissent, and Patriotism
When Things Fall Apart Robert H. Bates
Wars, Guns and Votes Paul Collier
Dan Slater Ordering Power
Timothy Frye Building States and Markets after Communism pb
Participation in the seminar Final paper