Neoliberalism and its alternatives: orthodoxies and heterodoxies

Course Level: 
Master’s
Course Open to: 
Students on-site
Academic Year: 
2022-2023
Term: 
Winter
US Credits: 
2
ECTS Credits: 
4
Course Code: 
POLS5196
Course Description: 

The course analyzes the causes and consequences of the rise and fall(?) of neoliberalism, as ideology and economic policy paradigm, and what have emerged on its “ruins”, as a result of various challenges. To put it with a little oversimplification, the course concentrates on the history of the so-called "Washington Consensus" and surveys what alternative 'consensuses' have been put forward. By doing so the course also introduces students to the concept of policy paradigms and of policy diffusion, identifying the domestic and external factors affecting economic policy choices. It also aims at providing an analytical framework for explaining development of and changes in mainstream policy paradigms. Last but not least it enables students to analyze specific policy episodes from a comparative perspective. 

The course does not require any background in economics. 

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