GV225-5-AU-CO:
International Economic Development

The details
2019/20
Government
Colchester Campus
Autumn
Undergraduate: Level 5
Current
Thursday 03 October 2019
Saturday 14 December 2019
15
06 August 2019

 

Requisites for this module
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Key module for

BA L900 International Development,
BA L901 International Development (Including Year Abroad),
BA L902 International Development (Including Placement Year)

Module description

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.

Module aims

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

Module learning outcomes

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.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

1 x 2 hour seminar weekly, with lecture and discussion elements.

Bibliography

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 Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Presentation 30%
Practical Quiz 2 25%
Written Exam Quiz 1 20%
Written Exam Essay 19/12/2019 25%

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Martin Steinwand
Dr M Steinwand: ms17779@essex.ac.uk. Module Administrator: Lewis Olley, govquery@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
Yes
Yes
No

External examiner

Dr Mohammed Rodwan Abouharb
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 20 hours, 20 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).

 

Further information
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