D'Amour College of Liberal Arts and SciencesGovernment, Law Enforcement & PoliticsPolitical Science

POL- 322 Political Economy

Credits: 3

POL 322 POLITICAL ECONOMY The purpose of this course is to clarify the tradition of political economy, to understand its foundations and historical permutations, and to study its relationship and pertinence to pressing public policy concerns of our time. The relationship between “political” and “economic” phenomena and analysis will be investigated. The course focuses on the origins of political economy in moral and political reflection rather than in abstract “scientific” considerations. Authors to be studied include Smith, Marx, Keynes, de Jouvenel, Hayek, and Berger.