International Economic Development
Undergraduate: Level 5
Thursday 05 October 2023
Friday 15 December 2023
19 May 2022
Requisites for this module
BA L900 International Development,
BA L901 International Development (Including Year Abroad),
BA L902 International Development (Including Placement Year),
BA L921 International Development (Including Foundation Year),
BA L212 Global Politics,
BA L213 Global Politics (including Placement Year),
BA L214 Global Politics (including Year Abroad)
This module examines the relationship between domestic as well as international institutions and economic development in a wide variety of settings. The goal is to better understand the political underpinnings of economic growth and development, as well as the effects of
development on democratization.
The first half of the module explores the underpinnings of economic growth, sampling a wide array of theoretical perspectives, ranging from geography to the role of domestic institutions and in particular democratic governance. In the second half of the module, the causal arrow is reversed, and the module explores the role of economic growth for political development. Among other things, the focus will be on the influence of colonialism, international institutions and foreign aid on the development-democracy nexus.
1. Analyze political and other sources of economic development
2. Improve conceptual understanding of meaning of development
3. Shed light on effects of economic development and domestic institutions, modernization.
4. Strengthen important analytic skills, group working skills and knowledge of self-executing PowerPoint presentations
Enable students to understand and critically assess how domestic political factors influence economic development relative to competing explanations, such as international institutions, colonialism and foreign aid. Develop a conceptual understanding of the normative goals of development. Understand and analyze the relationship between economic development and domestic political changes, such as democratization. Foster analytic skills in written work, as well as the ability to work in groups and prepare self-executing online presentations using PowerPoint.
No additional information available.
The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course.
The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students.
Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
Exam format definitions
- Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
- In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
- In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
- In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary,
for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.
Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Martin Steinwand, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr Martin Steinwand
Module Supervisor: Dr M Steinwand - email@example.com / Module Administrator: Jasini Hobbs - firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Stefano Pagliari
City, University of London
Senior Lecturer in International Politics
Available via Moodle
Of 36 hours, 32 (88.9%) hours available to students:
4 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s), module, or event type.
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