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2012/2013  BA-PPED  Political Economy of Development

English Title
Political Economy of Development

Course information

Language English
Exam ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Quarter
Course period Spring
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study board
Study Board for BSc/MSc i International Business and Politics, BSc
Course coordinator
  • Peter Wad - Department of Intercultural Communication and Management
Main Category of the Course
  • Political leadership, public management and international politics
Last updated on 20-08-2012
Learning objectives
Taking the curriculum as the point of departure the students will, by the end of the course, be able to:
  • Conceptualize basic types of developing economies and emerging markets in the global economy;
  • Use basic concepts and theories of the political economy of development to identify, describe and analyse key issues of economic development, transition and globalisation;
  • Describe basic trends of and discuss the interface of business and politics in the main regions and countries comprising developing economies and emerging markets using theoretical concepts and empirical evidence.
Political Economy of Development:
Type of test Written Exam
Marking scale 7-step scale
Second examiner Second internal examiner
Exam period May/June and August, The exam is in June. The re-exam/make-up exam is in August.
Aids Please, see the detailed regulations below
Duration 4 Hours

Exam regulations:
Individual written 4 hours closed book exam, graded by teacher and internal examiner following the 7-point scale. PCs will be available.
Re-exam and make-up exam: The regulations are the same as for the ordinary exam.

It is allowed to bring basic language dictionaries (e.g. Danish/English, English/Danish and English Danish) to the exam. It is not allowed to bring specialized dictionaries (e.g. English/Danish dictionary on financial terms). Pocket calculators are not allowed.
Course content
The course introduces theories of development and change emphasizing the role of the business sector and the state and the interdependency between these two sets of structures, institutions and actors in developing countries and emerging markets. The comparative perspective of actual political economic features and trends will infuse the discussion of country/area cases from Asia (e.g. China/India); the Arab region; Africa; Latin America; and Eastern Europe.
Teaching methods
Lectures and group discussions.
Last updated on 20-08-2012