Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Politics
Office location and address
1540 Jefferson Park AveCharlottesville, Virginia 22903
AS-POLI Schwartz as Guest Professor at Copenhagen Business School
Source: Copenhagen Business School
February 01, 2017 – June 30, 2017
Surveys patterns of government and politics in non-Western political systems. Topics include political elites, sources of political power, national integration, economic development, and foreign penetration. This class replaces PLCP 2120 therefore you will not get credit for the course twice.
This seminar investigates the origins, expansion, and stabilization (or crisis - take your pick) of the welfare state in the rich OECD countries (North America, Western Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand) focussing on why market and non-market based systems of social protection emerged and the roles played by states, labor market actors, and women's groups.
How does state intervention differ in the three largest advanced industrial economies? Do these differences matter? Does one country have a decisive 'competitive edge'? This course tries to answer these questions by looking at how variations in the institutions and processes the state uses to regulate the economy affect labor productivity, technological innovation, and thus ultimately international competitiveness.
Special Topics in Comparative Politics