Political Economy of Development: An Introduction
Area of Study
Economics, Political Science
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3
Hours & Credits
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.
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
The Roles of Multilateral Development Institutions in Development
The Rise of the BRIC's and its geopolitical implications
The Political Economy of the Future
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
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