Senior Colloquium: Political Economy (aka Public and Private: The Logic of Social Order)|
This course studies political economy from the vantage point of a broader distinction between the public and private spheres of social life: we consider what that distinction might mean and how it matters, how the two spheres are manifested and interrelate in actual societies, and how the appropriate boundary between the two spheres might be determined. There are a number of lines of social inquiry out there that touch on this distinction, but perhaps none that is exactly fitted to our purposes in this course. There is, however, an analytical framework that seems well suited to our inquiry: game theory is a superficial-sounding name given to this important framework, one that will, in a broad way, serve as the foundation and common denominator for our inquiries.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CSS)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Kaushik Basu, PRELUDE TO POLITICAL ECONOMY: A STUDY OF THE SOCIAL AND POLITICAL FOUNDATIONS OF ECONOMICS
Albert Hirschman, EXIT, VOICE, AND LOYALTY
Robert Nozick, ANARCHY, STATE, AND UTOPIA
John Rawls, JUSTICE AS FAIRNESS: A RESTATEMENT
Brian Skyrms, EVOLUTION OF THE SOCIAL CONTRACT
Bruce Wydick, GAMES IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
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This course is required for all CSS seniors.
Students will automatically be enrolled in this course by CSS. Disregard the comment below regarding submitting a drop/add request for this course.
|Instructor(s): Skillman,Gilbert L. Times: ...W.F. 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: PAC422; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 30
|Permission of instructor will be granted during the drop/add period. Students must submit either a ranked or unranked drop/add request for this course.|