HIST107 - COMP CAPITALIST SYSTEMS

Description: 
The course follows the evolution of industrial capitalism since the beginning of the English industrial revolution in the late 18th century. It ranges from the problems of the first industrial revolution in England to the problems of building a market economy in eastern Europe today. In particular, it examines the process of industrialization and explores the sources of sustained economic growth from a comparative perspective. Most of the world, especially in so-called emerging economies, is still confronted with the challenge, and often pain, of creating a modern industrial capitalist society. The course attempts to build a conceptual apparatus for understanding models of industrialization and is built around issues such as law, anti-trust, corporate forms, banking institutions, industrial relations, etc. By definition, the course tends to concentrate on successful industrializers around the world, but questions regarding continuing underdevelopment will be addressed.
Instructors: 
DREW, JERRY
Day and Time: 
TR 0300PM-0430PM
Room: 

FISHER-BENNETT HALL 231

Activity: 
LEC
Cross Listings: 
    Registration Notes: 
    HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE SECTOR; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM INSTRUCTOR