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ECOP6018: Economic Development: Growth and Wellbeing

This unit explores the processes and social dynamics underpinning economic development. You will engage critically with key themes - such as social policy, employment, migration, aid, and finance - informing the discourse of ‘development economics’, and reflect on alternative approaches to understanding the connections, tensions and contradictions between economic development, growth and wellbeing. You will consider key debates within this scholarship in their historical context and survey contending theoretical approaches in relation to comparative global economic development.

Code ECOP6018
Academic unit Political Economy
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. critically engage with competing conceptual frameworks for understanding broader processes of economic development
  • LO2. challenge dominant explanations or narratives for contentious and significant social phenomena
  • LO3. develop and articulate substantive arguments capable of explicating complex and dynamic social processes.