2016 - 2017

1031-3797-01
  The Politics of the Economy: Contemporary issues  
FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES | POLITICAL SCIENCE
Ronen MendelkernNaftali - Social Sciences208 Wed0900-1200 Sem  1
 
 
University credit hours:  3.0

Course description
This course analyzes central issues in contemporary political economy. Topics include: models of capitalism in a globalized world; the causes and consequences of the 2008 global economic crisis; challenges of macroeconomic policymaking; growing economic inequality; welfare state "retrenchment"; the rise of "the sharing economy." The course focuses on how interests, institutions and ideas shape our political-economic world.

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