PoliticsPOLI 115 Foundations of Political Economy

Examines how ideas about labor, rights, exchange, capital, consumption, the state, production, poverty, luxury, morality, procreation, and markets were woven in political-economic discourse from 1690-1936. Readings include Locke, Mandeville, Smith, Malthus, Mill, Hegel, Marx, Lenin, and Veblen. Particular focus given to theoretical origins of and justifications for poverty and implications of economic interdependence for politics.


Prerequisite(s): POLI 105B, POLI 105C, or POLI 120C. Enrollment is restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.




Dean Mathiowetz