Catalog Number: 7780 Enrollment: Limited to 15. James E. Alt and Torben Iversen Half course (fall term). W., 12–2. Covers the political economy of policymaking and institutional change. Readings include a mixture of foundational approaches and recent research, covering a variety of methodological perspectives. The topical emphasis is on democracy, accountability, inequality, redistribution, and growth.
Catalog Number: 23456 Enrollment: Limited to 15. James E. Alt and Daniel F. Ziblatt Half course (spring term). W., 2–4. EXAM GROUP: 7, 8 Addresses the definition, causes, patterns, consequences, and control of political corruption, and its relationship to political and economic development. The seminar will design and develop a General Education course on these themes for undergraduates. Note: Expected to be omitted in 2011–12.
Catalog Number: 6263 Enrollment: Limited to 16. Half course (spring term). Tu., 2–4. EXAM GROUP: 16, 17 Focuses on changes in economy, society, and politics in the transition from empire to small country. Topics include the evolving party system, electoral behavior, and a range of policy questions involving economic management, the welfare state, the European Community, race relations, and Northern Ireland.