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2011/2012  KAN-2PRA  Political Risk

English Title
Political Risk

Course Information

Language English
Point 7,5 ECTS (225 SAT)
Type Mandatory
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Course Period Spring
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study Board
Study Board for BSc/MSc i International Business and Politics
Course Coordinator
  • Anna Leander - Department for Business and Politics
Main Category of the Course
  • Political Science
Last updated on 29 maj 2012
Learning Objectives
At the end of the course participants will be able to:
  • Identify the assumptions and theories informing political risk analysis.
  • Assess the link between assumptions/theories and designs of political risk analysis.
  • Reflexively assess the implications of political risk analysis in given situations.
Political Risk:
Assessment Oral with Written Assignment
Marking Scale 7-step scale
Censorship Internal examiners
Exam Period Spring Term
Aids Please, see the detailed regulations below
Duration Please, see the detailed regulations below
A combination of (1) an individual oral exam based on a 5-page group synopsis graded according to the 7-point scale by an examiner and an internal censor; and (2) active participation entailing making one seminar presentation and being present in at least three seminars (graded pass fail by the teacher).
Re-exam: (1) individual oral exam based on an individual 5-page synopsis prepared for the reexam, graded according to the 7-point scale by an examiner and an internal censor; and (2) a 6 page individual essay (graded pass fail by an examiner).
Course Content
Risk is a central preoccupation in social, political and economic life. “Risk analysis” is correspondingly central to states, international organizations, non-governmental organizations and firms. It shapes their activities and their relations to the rest of the world. This course provides an entry point for understanding this ubiquitous phenomenon. It does so through a dual strategy which familiarizes participants with key theoretical concepts and developments in contemporary risk analysis and with the practice of political risk analysis. The course encourages theoretical informed reflection with reference to professional practice.
Teaching Methods
Case based teaching and seminars.