INTS 310 Comparative Political Economy


Comparative political economy bridges the gap between comparative politics and political economy. This course examines the role of markets, states, power and institutions in varying domestic political contexts by comparing them on a cross-national basis. Divergent institutional structures (e.g., social policy approaches, tax and regulatory policies, corporate governance arrangements) commonly seen in three archetypical country cases of Germany, Sweden and the United States are considered as is their impact national economic and political outcomes. The course examines multiple frameworks, tools and insights of comparative political economy to shed attention on the ideas, interests and institutions underpinning various national approaches.