PUBPOL 665

PUBPOL 665: Globalization and Democratic Governance

Level
Graduate
Term
Winter 2005
Time
10:46-10:46 am EDT
Credit Hours
3

What are the consequences of globalization for democratic performance? How does international economic integration affect the process of policymaking in democracies? What is the impact of globalization on democratic representation and accountability? Answering these questions is vital to understanding how democracies function in a world that is clearly characterized by economic interdependence. This course will address these questions through the examination of how globalization may affect the economic welfare of citizens and thus their preferences about economic policies, how it may impact the capacity of the state to redistribute economic goods and to insure citizens for market-generated risks, how it may influence political competition in democratic elections including the effect of elections on policymaking, and how it may alter the ability of citizens to hold political elites accountable.