17.154 Varieties of Capitalism and Social Inequality
Focuses on the advanced democracies of Europe, the United States, and Japan. Explores trajectories of change that bear on issues of economic and social inequality. Examines whether contemporary trends (globalization, deindustrialization) undermine institutional arrangements that once reconciled economic efficiency with high levels of social equality. Considers the extent to which existing theoretical frameworks capture cross-national variation in the dynamics of redistribution in these societies.
This class has no prerequisites.
Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Wednesdays in E51-385.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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