POLS-Y 121: Capitalism and Democracy

POLS-Y 121 — Fall 2020 — Themester

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Timothy Hellwig
Course Description

This course introduces students to the connections between economics and politics through the lens of capitalism and democracy. Once deemed the ideal economic and political systems, today both have been roundly criticized. Many claim that the rules of capitalism are at odds with equality, (environmental) sustainability, and especially democracy. And the tenets of democracy’s one person one vote has been questioned as the rise in the number of democratic countries world-wide appears to have plateaued or even reversed – evidence of so-called “democratic backsliding.”