Capitalism and Political Legitimacy: Revisiting Ongoing Construction Sites in Social and Political Theory

Term: Spring 2013

Subject Code: GSOC

Course Number: 5084

The course instructor will critically review articles and chapters he has published over the past 45 years. Topics include: labor markets as the key institution of capitalist societies, welfare state paradigms, transitions to democratic capitalism in Europe and elsewhere, the theory of institutions, identity politics and ethnic diversity, sociopolitical movements, and current dilemmas of European integration.

This course will be co-taught by Andrew Arato and Speier Professor Claus Offe.

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