Political Science | Pol Theory & Policy Analysis
Y204 | 3361 | Brandt


The cooperation of individuals or groups that are in confli870ct is a
fundamental dilemma in politics and economics.  People under all forms of
government and in all kinds of economies face the problem of coordinating
actions in elections, voting, making market decisions, and in producing
public goods.  This course provides a broad introduction to the study of
these collective action problems and other decision theories of politics and
economics.  The course focuses on these cooperation questions in a way that
ties together material from American politics, international relations,
economics and political theory.  This course provides an advanced
introduction to these topics for both political science majors and
non-majors.  The course is also part of the new interdisciplinary program in
political economy.  There are no prerequisites for the course.