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Unformatted text preview: Course Outline Poli 212/2A Politics and the Economy Fall, 2007, Mondays & Wednesdays 14 :45 16:00 Lecturer: Richard Bisaillon E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Office Hours: TBA in H-1225-30 Course Objectives: Starting with an introduction to the basic ideological concepts re- lated to politics, society and the economy through the writings of key theorists, this course illustrates the relationship between the role of the state, the market and society in regulating the exchange of goods, labour and resources. Some of the key concepts considered are capitalism, the sot critique of capitalism, the growth of the liberal welfare state and its retreat, Keynesian economics, monetarism, Bismarck and Beveridge: different approaches to state enterprise and the underwriting of services, and contemporary changes in the nature of production. Teaching: Classes will be lectures, but active participation and discussion is encouraged and expected. Evaluation: Students will choose an area of research from a list of suggested topics dis- tributed to the class early in the term and prepare a three page paper proposal (10%) that includes a thesis statement, argument summary, and at least 3 literature sources to be submitted in class on October 3, 2007. There will be a Mid-term exam (25%) on Octo- ber 17, 2007 that will cover the readings to that date, specifically those addressing basic...
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2009 for the course POLI 212 taught by Professor N\a during the Spring '09 term at Concordia Canada.
- Spring '09