Political Economy of Development

University of Westminster

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Political Economy of Development

  • Host University

    University of Westminster

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Economics, Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This module focuses on the thinking, concepts and methodologies that influence development practice in the 21st century. In doing so, students examine the ideologies and global institutions of governance that shape political economies in the developing world. We analyse the ways in which postcolonial countries have been incorporated into the world economy and in turn shaped it, how this has affected their economies, politics and society, and how they respond to these influences. We will assess past and current prospects of industrialisation, manufacturing and agriculture in the global south, with a particular focus on the political economy of food, labour and natural resources. Finally, students will examine the growing importance of ?financialisation? in development and the changing dynamics of power.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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