Configuring the World, part 1: Comparative Political Economy
date_range Débute le 17 avril 2017
event_note Se termine le 29 mai 2017
list 6 séquences
assignment Niveau : Introductif
label Management et Ressources humaines
chat_bubble_outline Langue : Anglais
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credit_card Formation gratuite
timer 30 heures de cours

En résumé

In today’s world, politics and economics are inextricably interconnected, but what is the nature of this connectivity? What are the power relationships that shape the world economy today and create new challenges for international institutions facing globalization? What makes some countries wealthier than others? Do we face cultural diversity or fragmentation? Does the type of governance effect economic development and social change or is it the other way around? How do we measure it and how trustworthy is the data? These issues and many more will be examined in this course along with up-to-date sources and biting criticism. At the end of the Three part Configuring the World course, we want to offer all those who have completed all three parts a new and exciting experience. We are creating a closed forum dedicated to questions of development called Reconfiguring the World. Stay tuned for an update this fall.

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Le programme

  • Week 1 - Introduction into this course
    Introduction to this course, the instructor and his team. We would also like to hear from you. In addition we introduce Political Economy. Provides a framework for analysing the interface between choices made in politics and economics and the nature of power i...
  • Week 2 - Data used in Political Economy
    Basic Data. Reviews the basic data of population, output and development used to make international comparisons between countries.
  • Week 3 - Trust
    Trust. Argues for the centrality of trust in explanations of differences in wealth and poverty between nations but highlights difficulties in measuring it and in explaining the direct of causality.
  • Week 4 - Society and Fragmentation
    Inequality and Fragmentation. Examines how society can be fragmented along lines of religion, language, ethnicity and income
  • Week 5 - Governance
    Governance. Argues that good governance provides a transparent and stable environment for risk assessment and decision-making and contributes to welfare and growth. The question is how to get it.
  • Week 6 - Economic Development
    Development Assistance. Assesses the motivations for development assistance but raises doubts about the extent to which it can overcome local issues.
  • Week 6 - Final
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Le concepteur

Leiden University is one of Europe's foremost research universities. This prominent position gives our graduates a leading edge in applying for academic posts and for functions outside academia. Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands. It was founded in February 1575, as a gift from William of Orange to the citizens of Leiden after they had withstood a long siege by the Spanish. Our motto is: Praesidium Libertatis — Bastion of Liberty.
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Ce qui la différencie le plus des autres plateformes MOOC, c'est qu'elle travaille qu'avec les meilleures universités et organisations mondiales et diffuse leurs contenus sur le web.

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