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America in the World Economy: The Law, Politics , and Economics of U.S. An titrust, 1890-2015.

Introduction to the history and key issues in U.S. antitrust from the beginning of federal antitrust legislation in 1890 through today, with special emphasis on how politics and economics of antitrust have been intertwined with the position of the United States in the world economy. Focuses on antitrust law—which authorizes interventions against cartels, monopolies, and anti-competitive conduct, with the goal of constraining the accumulation and abuse of economic power—as one of the key instruments governments have to shape the structure and distribution of benefits of a market economy.

Business and Human Rights

An exploration of human rights advocacy from an ethical, political science and comparative perspective. Will focus on issues related to business and human rights. A core component of the course will include a human rights "lab" in which students work in groups on policy-oriented projects in collaboration with international NGOs. Permission of instructor required. Instructor: Katzenstein

Apartheid South Africa and the Struggles for Democracy

Explores key themes in post World War II South African history, paying attention to the plethora of anti-apartheid struggles, while giving voice to some pro-apartheid proponents. Discusses how apartheid affected peoples daily lives, the ideological and programmatic opposition to apartheid, and internecine struggles between and within anti-apartheid organizations and movements. Concludes with contemporary reflections on life during apartheid. Offered through DukeImmerse program. Instructor consent required. Instructor: Shapiro

Racial Justice in the 20th Century US and South Africa

Students participating in the DukeImmerse program will write a 30-40 page research paper on some aspect of either the civil rights movement or the anti-apartheid struggles in South Africa. Meeting with the instructor on a weekly basis, the students will define their topics and research agendas and will workshop their papers with their classmates. Papers will be based on primary and secondary sources. Instructor consent required. Instructor: Shapiro

Honors Seminar

Course is open to junior political science majors who intend to write an honors thesis during their senior year.  Purpose of the course is to develop a thesis project, and to prepare students to conduct independent research under the direction of a faculty advisor.  Students will acquire the skills required to formulate a research question, develop a research design, conduct literature reviews, and gather appropriate data.

Democracy and Constitutionalism

Study of the essential questions of constitutional democracy and constitutional law: what makes democracy valuable and how constitutions work and are interpreted. Class will provide a strong foundation in both constitutional and political theory. Readings include works by Hamilton, Dahl, Ely, Dworkin, and Ackerman. One course / 3 units.

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