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Political Economy and Political Power

Politics and economics are usually studied as independent ‘disciplines.’ Politics is the realm of power, government and citizenship; economics is the domain of well being, production, and markets. Political economy tries to transcend this duality. It links and integrates the two spheres into a single study: the study of how power and well being shape the development of society.

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"During a job interview for a position within a financial institution, the interviewer asked me 'I see your degree is in political science, it is interesting that you would apply for this job.'

I responded by letting him know that by studying global political economy, I was able to study a wide array of subjects such as politics, economics, and the financial markets. These studies gave me good understanding of the interaction between business, government and society and allowed me to have a critical eye on many aspects of today's business world.

The interviewer was duly impressed commenting "that he had never looked at it that way." I was hired and now administer health and welfare benefits for many top companies in the US. I am confident that my success in this career is directly attributed to the education I received from the Political Science department of York University." R. Balayo


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