Всего учебных программ в данном разделе: 2
Class, Status, and Power [учебная программа]
Опубликовано на портале: 02-10-2003Lane Kenworthy
Although themes of opportunity and prosperity dominate American culture, inequality has increased markedly over the past generation and the United States has a higher level of inequality than any other affluent country. This course explores inequality in the contemporary U.S. We will examine: (1) recent trends in incomes, income inequality, poverty, wealth, consumption, mobility, and access to basic material and social needs; (2) the ways in which inequality is patterned by class, race, and gender; (3) institutions aimed at reducing inequality and poverty, including the welfare state and labor market regulation. Throughout the course we will pay particular attention to changes over time and to similarities and differences between the United States and other affluent nations.
Comparative Sociology of Contemporary Capitalism [учебная программа]
Опубликовано на портале: 02-02-2007Jonathan Zeitlin
This course will review recent comparative research and debates on “varieties of capitalism”, concentrating on the so-called “triad” regions of North America, Western Europe, and East Asia. Are there distinct national models or family types of capitalism across these regions? How far and in what ways do developed capitalist economies differ from one another in their social organization, institutional embeddedness, and modes of governance? What are the implications of such differences for industrial specialization, technological innovation, and economic performance in a competitive world market? How tightly coupled and mutually supportive/constraining are the different domains and institutional structures within advanced capitalist societies, from product, capital, and labor markets to corporate governance, education and training, employment relations, and social welfare provision? Are current processes of globalization and regionalization eroding the coherence and distinctiveness of national economies? In tackling such questions, this course will combine a comparative approach with an analysis of interdependence between competing systems, as well as a discussion of tendencies towards convergence and/or divergence.