International Economic Development
Undergraduate: Level 5
Thursday 08 October 2020
Friday 18 December 2020
29 May 2020
Requisites for this module
BA L900 International Development,
BA L901 International Development (Including Year Abroad),
BA L902 International Development (Including Placement Year)
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.
- Analyze political and other sources of economic development
- Improve conceptual understanding of meaning of development
- Shed light on effects of economic development and domestic institutions, modernization.
- 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.
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This module will be delivered with (i) a weekly pre-recorded lecture and (ii) a weekly interactive seminar.
This module does not appear to have any essential texts. To see non-essential items, please refer to the module's reading list.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
||Online Quiz 1
||Online Quiz 2
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Martin Steinwand, email: email@example.com.
Dr Martin Steinwand
Module Supervisor: Dr M Steinwand - firstname.lastname@example.org / Module Administrator: Lewis Olley - email@example.com
Dr Mohammed Rodwan Abouharb
University College London
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