POEC 302 (Rev. C2): Theories and Approaches to Political Economy Report a Broken Link

Political Economy 302 examines the relationships between politics and economics, between imperialism and capitalism, between democracy and class, and between gender and race. It also examines how institutions develop under different social and economic systems and how public policy is created and implemented.

Required Readings


Unit 1


What is Politcal Economy? Clement, W. (1997). “Introduction: Whither the New Canadian Political Economy?” In W. Clement (ed.), Understanding Canada: Building on the New Canadian Political Economy, 3-6. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queens University Press.

Unit 2


Ancient and Mercantilst Foundations. Wood, E. M. (1987). “Introduction”  In The Origin of Capitalism: A Longer View, 1-8; 166-181. New York: Monthly Review Press.
Ancient and Mercantilst Foundations Wood, E. M. (1987).  “Capitalism and the Nation State.” In The Origin of Capitalism: A Longer View, 1-8; 166-181. New York: Monthly Review Press.
Baeck, L. (2002). “Aristotle as Mediterranean Economist.” Diogenes, 35(138): 81-104.

Unit 6


Economic Sociology: Weber, Schumpter, and Galbraith Milonakis, D., & Fine, B. (2009). “In the Slipstream Of Marginalism: Weber, Schumpeter and Sozialokonomik.” In From Political Economy to Economics: Method, the Social and the Historical in the Evolution of Economic Theory, 191-215. New York: Routledge.
“In the Slipstream Of Marginalism: Weber, Schumpeter and Sozialokonomik.”

Unit 9


Intersectional Analysis Satzewich, V. (1999). “Chapter 11: The Political Economy of Race and Ethnicity.” In Peter S. Li (ed.), Race and Ethnic Relations in Canada, 2nd edition, 311-346. Don Mills: Oxford University Press.  
Maroney, H. J., & Luxton, M. (1997). “Chapter 5: Gender at Work: Canadian Feminist Political Economy since 1988.” In W. Clement (ed.), Understanding Canada: Building on the New Canadian Political Economy, 85-117. Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press.

Unit 10


The Revival of Critical Political Economy and the Future of Capitalism Albo, G., Gindin, S., & Panitch, L. (2010). “Chapter 6: Labor’s Impasse and the Left” and “Chapter 7: Another Way Out of the Crisis? Strategic Considerations for the North American Left.” In In and Out of Crisis: The Global Financial Meltdown and Left Alternatives, 89-121. Oakland: PM Press.