Political Economy of Development: An Introduction

Maynooth University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Political Economy of Development: An Introduction

  • Host University

    Maynooth University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Economics, Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    This module will provide a survey of the key economic and political explanations for the large differences in prosperity that exist in countries of the world today. The module will focus mainly on economic factors but also on how these inter-relate with socio-political and cultural issues. It will also critically assess the limitations of current growth models in terms of sustainability.

    Module Content:
    Measuring and Miss-measuring Development
    Growth, Happiness and Sustainability - Measurement in the Future
    Primary Drivers of Development
    Free Market versus State Based Models of development
    Inequality and Development
    Aid and Debt
    Development Traps
    The Roles of Multilateral Development Institutions in Development
    The Rise of the BRIC's and its geopolitical implications
    The Political Economy of the Future

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