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CRITICISM AND INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Germany - Free University of Berlin - 'Free Univ. Berlin'
UC Course SubjectPolitical Science
Number & Suffix: 138 D
Full UC Title: CRITICISM AND INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY 
Transcript Title: INTL POLTCL ECONOMY 
UC QTR Units - Division: 4.5 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course discusses the definition of capitalism and the consequences of the capitalist economic system for the economy, politics, and society. The course discusses the works and analyses of leading thinkers in the history of ideas. At the beginning, the theses of political and economic liberalism are developed in texts by Locke, Smith and Hayek. This is followed by a discussion of the classical critique of political economy in the works of Marx, Engels and Lenin. In the course of the seminar, writings of the Frankfurt School, De Beauvoir, Foucault, Habermas and others are used to elaborate the varying answers to the leading questions of the seminar. The work with original texts is contrasted by criticizing and continuing student presentations. The final part of the seminar deals with the impact of the economic system, income and wealth inequality in the national and global space. Based on current research by authors such as Piketty and Milanovic, the status quo and developments over time are discussed in national and international inequality. The seminar works out the basics of the economic system capitalism on the basis of various theoretical perspectives. Throughout, historical and empirical material is used to classify and reflect the theoretical discussion. 
Language of Instruction: German
 
Partner Title: KRITIK UND INTERNATIONALE POLITISCHE ÖKONOMIE 
Partner University Department: Otto-Suhr-Institut für Politikwissenschaft 
Partner University Course Number: 15162