UT Dallas 2014 Undergraduate Catalog

IPEC4301 - Political Economy of Industrialized Countries

IPEC 4301 Political Economy of Industrialized Countries (3 semester credit hours) Are democracy and dapitalism compatible? Do economic busts and booms affect citizens' voting behavior? Do politicians use the economy for their own political ends, and how this could be avoided? Has globalization undermined the ability of national governments to affect anything with politics anymore? This class explores the relationship between capitalism and democracy in the context of Industrialized Countries by studying the way economic realities affect voting behaviors and politicians, and how globalization affects national government policy. (3-0) T