School of Global Studies

The Political Economy of Development (944M1)

The Political Economy of Development

Module 944M1

Module details for 2009 cohort.

30 credits

FHEQ Level 7 (Masters)

Module Outline

The course examines the political economy of development, focusing on how changes at the international level affect developing countries' national-level strategies for interaction with and integration into the global economy. It focuses on the performance of the world economy as a whole, and on international systems for production, trade, finance, including the principles and rules upon which interaction on a world scale is based. The course focuses on how countries and firms are integrated into the world system and the barriers and opportunities they face in upgrading and moving up the global income ladder. It examines how labour has been affected by, and affects, the process of globalisation. In contrast to most thinking in international political economy, the course addresses these issues from the perspective of the low and middle-income countries.

The objectives of the course are to understand how Less Developed Countries have been, and are being integrated into the world system, to consider how the nature of the world system influences the form of integration, and to discuss alternative forms of integration that lead to more favourable developmental outcomes for LDC¿s.

TypeTimingWeighting
Short Term Paper (5000 words)Summer Term Week 1 Mon 16:00100.00%
Timing

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.

Weighting

Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Spring TermSEMINAR3 hours011111111100

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Dr Benjamin Selwyn

Assess convenor, Convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/230531

Mr Zdenek Kavan

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/1451

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