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2014/2015  BA-BPOLO1287U  Political Economy of Development

English Title
Political Economy of Development

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Quarter
Course period Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc/MSc i International Business and Politics, BSc
Course coordinator
  • Peter Wad - Department of Intercultural Communication and Management (ICM)
Main academic disciplines
  • Political leadership, public management and international politics
Last updated on 04/03/2015
Learning objectives
Taking the curriculum as the point of departure the students will, by the end of the course, be able to address and answer questions within the field of political economy of development by way of:
  • 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;
  • Understanding and analysing basic empirical 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:
Exam ECTS 7.5
Examination form Written sit-in exam
Individual or group exam Individual
PCs will be available.

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.
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration 4 hours
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Spring Term, The exam is in June. The re-exam/make-up exam is in August.
Aids allowed to bring to the exam Closed Book: no aids
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
If the number of registered candidates for the make-up examination/re-take examination warrants that it may most appropriately be held as an oral examination, the programme office will inform the students that the make-up examination/re-take examination will be held as an oral examination instead.
Course content and structure

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, group discussions and tutorials.
Last updated on 04/03/2015