General Course Information:
Political Science 3103: Political Economy
Section: MW 12:50- 2:05
Section: MW 2:30- 3:45
Aaron M. Zack
Email: [email protected]
Required Text for Purchase:
The Worldly Philosophers, by Robert Heilbroner. (Availab
T HE PATTERN OF POLITICS A ND ECONOMICS
[ . E UIlOllE I N 1 610: T HE SETrJNG
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must be upon the Foreigner (for whatsoever is
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IT IS proverbially
THE EUROZONE CRISIS (I)
HISTORICAL AND THEORETICAL ORIGINS
What kinds of crisis are going on in the Eurozone?
What is the difference between the EU and the Euro area?
Where did the crisis come from?
Theoretical background: Optimal Currency Ar
EUROZONE CRISIS (II)
Policy Responses and Results
What policies have been tried to tackle the crisis?
Monetary Policy & Fiscal Policy
Supranational bailouts & Austerity Policy
What will be the future of the Eurozone?
Greek Exit from the Euro
GATT & WTO
GATT: General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
WTO: World Trade Organization
Origins of GATT
Historical background: Interwar legacy
History of multilateral negotiations
Transition to WTO
Understanding the International Monetary Fund
& the World Bank Group
Quotas, voting power, SDRs
International Monetary Fund
Created as a result of the Bretto
Time to visit Asian factories for capitalist lessons
By Kishore Mahbubani
Capitalism itself is not in crisis, but western capitalism is. This is a result of three
The first error was to regard capitalism as an ideological good, not as
T he German Problem
G ermany and the W orld O rder, 1 870 to the P resent
D AVID C ALLEO
I t is characteristic o f t he G ermans t hat t he q uestion:
" What i s G erman?" n ever d ies o ut a mong t hem.
Friedrich Nietzsche, B eyond G ood a n
The Geographical Journal, Vol. 170, No. 4, December 2004, pp. 298 321
Blackwell Publishing, Ltd.
The geographical pivot of history (1904)
H J Mackinder
2004 The Royal Geographical Society
The geographical pivot of history
4 of 4 DOCUMENTS
The Clash of Civilizations?
BYLINE: Samuel P. Huntington; SAMUEL P. HUNTINGTON is the Eaton Professor of the Science of Government
and Director of the John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Har
F roln Kaiserreich to
Elements o f C ontinuity in German
H istory, 1871-1945
Professor Emeritus, University o f Hamburg
Translated and with an Introduction b y
University o f New England, Armidale
A LLEN &
1. What are the relative values of simplicity and complexity for Paine?
Paine relates simplicity and complexity with the form of a government. Relative value of
simplicity and complexity for Paine is natural; more simple anything is, the less liable it is