UNC-Chapel Hill POLI 745 - Political Science 745 Syllabus (7 pages)

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Poli 745 - Varieties of Democratic Capitalism in Europe and North America
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TransAtlantic Masters Program Political Science 745 Fall 2007 Varieties of Democratic Capitalism in Europe and North America Tuesdays and Thursdays 3 30 4 45 Global Education Center 3024 John D Stephens Center for European Studies 3211 FedEx Global Education Center Office hours Tuesdays and Thursdays 2 3 30 962 4634 932 1168 Email jdsteph unc edu Course Description The course will examine the development of different types of welfare states in Europe and North America The course will be structured around the concept of welfare states regimes as defined in G sta Esping Andersen in his path breaking book Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism We will also explore how the three welfare state regimes defined by Esping Andersen interlock with different labor market regimes systems of wage bargaining and employment and labor relations and in turn how these labor market and welfare state regimes constitute elements of different varieties of capitalism The course moves back and forth from broad conceptual issues to examination of developments in five countries which represent the different welfare state types the United States and Britain as liberal welfare states Sweden as a social democratic welfare state Germany as a Christian democratic welfare state and Italy as a southern or Mediterranean variant of the Christian democratic regime The course will focus above all on how social and political forces shaped the development of the economic policies aimed at securing economic growth and employment and of social policies aimed at providing social security combating poverty and effecting redistribution In addition we will examine how demographic and international economic pressures of the past two decades have transformed the regimes For the European countries by far the most important international economic pressure has been the process European integration so we will devote several sessions to understanding the impact of this historically unique development Teaching Methods and



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