Political Economy: Theories and Applications

The theme of this course, and of a companion course focused on social and political theory in the Spring, will be “the connection (or not) between mind (theory) and matter (lived experience).” The Fall course will examine basic tenets of classical and recent political economic theories and their explication in ideas of market economies, centrally planned economies, social market economies, and co-creative economies. In all cases, theories will be assessed according to their relation to the lived experiences of people in communities and workplaces. The course is geared towards PhD and advanced MCP students having an interest in theory.