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A Teaching Topic in Socioeconomic and Political Context

Classical Political Economy, the Enlightenment and Feminist Responses

This topic is categorized in the “Social and Political Context of Policymaking” subject area. Students are introduced to the most important intellectual trends of the Enlightenment period, which continue to shape our society, economy and governing institutions. Specifically, students are introduced to the thought of Adam Smith, and to early feminist thought.

 Recommended Reading (Carleton University PADM 5115)

Robert Heilbroner. 1996. Teachings from the Worldly Philosophy, New York & London, Norton. Chapter on Adam Smith.

Emma Rothschild and Amartya Sen. 2006. Adam Smith’s Economics, in Knud Haakonssen ed. The Cambridge Companion to Adam Smith, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.

Mary Wollstonecraft. 1996. [1792] A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. Introduction and Chapter II.

Source: PADM 5115 Syllabus, 2012

Page Created By: Ben Eisen, last edited 3 July, 2013


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