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Political Economy

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Scope of Collections

The library collections support the teaching and research needs of the Program in Political Economy (previously Political Economy of Industrialized Societies) which examines the relationship between politics and economics in modern societies and related problems of domestic and international policy. The curriculum is interdisciplinary and explores political-economic relationships and how these are affected by society, culture, geography, and demographics. A historical approach is emphasized.

Collection Strengths

Collections strengths largely reflect those in the political science, economics and history collections, namely international and area studies, comparative government and politics, international relations and security, US and California government and politics, macroeconomics, economic theory, economic history, international trade, development economics, labor, and public and institutional economics.

Primary Languages and Formats

English from USA/Commonwealth Countries

Related Collections

Business, Economics, Public Policy, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, Library Data Lab, and Law.


For a description of the collection and information about research tools, library guides, and related pages, see this Political Economy guide.

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