17.S951 | Subjects

Political Economy of Security

How can economic tools be used by states for political gain? What are the politics behind economic gains? How do states finance their grand strategic choices? What effect do these policies have on the domestic conditions of states? Can states replace military coercion with economic coercion? This course will help students answer these questions by introducing them to the scholarly literature on the political economy of international security, a subject that lies at the intersection of international security and international political economy.