International Political Economy of Advanced Industrial Societies OpenCourseWare: A Free MIT Doctorate Level Political Science Course

Published Feb 15, 2009

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) free 'International Political Economy of Advanced Industrial Societies' OpenCourseWare examines the political influence on economic decisions in the most advanced countries. This course is designed for Ph.D. candidates in Political Science with advanced knowledge.

International Political Economy of Advanced Industrial Societies: Course Specifics

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International Political Economy of Advanced Industrial Societies: Course Description

This course is offered by the Department of Political Science at MIT in Cambridge, MA, to cover international security concerns, international trade and international economic relations. Students use various economic theories to examine these three issues and identify side-effects, such as welfare issues, disparity in distribution and security. The course examines the effect of lobbyists, interest groups, the electorate, political parties, ideas, power politics and electoral institutions. The course readings are analyzed from three perspectives, including their content, data acquisition methodologies and empirical conclusions. The course prepares students for independent research, advanced papers and dissertations. Political science professor Dr. David Singer teaches this course. To complete the course, students must have an Internet connection and access to the required readings.

This OpenCourseWare includes a syllabus, readings list, assignments and study materials. Those interested in this free course should visit the 'International Political Economy' course page.

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