Peter Bohmer, Ph.D.
The Evergreen State College
Olympia, WA 98505
United States of America

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Political Economy?

The study of Political Economy integrates anthropology, economics, history, law, political science, philosophy and sociology by offering ways of understanding the modern world and providing tools for analyzing contemporary public problems. It focuses upon problems related to class, race and gender - globally, nationally and locally. Political Economy seeks to study how such problems interweave and overlap, how they evolved, how they are understood, how and why certain decisions are made about them, and how these issues impact the quality of human life. At its best, Political Economy provides the interdisciplinary tools needed to analyze strategies for social change, historically and in the present, and explore alternatives to the current global system. Major social problems are deeply grounded in theories and history of cultural, philosophical, social, economic and political practice. Their understanding involves exploring basic analytic concepts and values (freedom, equality, justice and democracy) and their meanings today. Political Economy looks at societies as dynamic and ever-changing systems, comparing them in different countries and cultures and evaluating their impacts on the everyday lives of all affected people.

Political Economy Courses Taught by Pete Bohmer

Political Economy of Inequality
Micro and Macroeconomics Principles: the Neoclassical Versus the Political Economy Paradigm

Political Economy Links

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World-Wide Web Virtual Library Political Economy Resources:
Political Economy of Cyberspace:
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