POLITICAL ECONOMY AND CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL ISSUES

  • Founded
    1971
  • Seminar Number
    523

This seminar was founded to study the most compelling questions of the day which then related to the war in Southeast Asia, its causes, and consequences. Today the seminar continues to examine vital current issues with emphasis on their economic, political, and philosophical dimensions. Such issues have included welfare policy, homeless­ness, and strains in multicultural democracies, and violent conflicts within and across nation-states. The underlying nature and structure of the political economy giving rise to these issues are also considered. In this regard, sessions have addressed the extension of democ­racy to economic enterprises, refashioning American government, developments in welfare states, and new principles of income distribution. Theories oriented to deepening democracy and realizing human rights both in the US and abroad are also an ongoing focus.


Co-Chairs
Professor Carol Gould
carolcgould@gmail.com

Professor Omar Dahbour
odahbour@hunter.cuny.edu

Rapporteur
TBA

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