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ECOP6103: Dynamics of Economic Change

This unit explores the processes of socioeconomic change, and the forces involved in shaping these processes and thus bringing about such change. Through the lens of different theoretical perspectives, and contemporary case studies, you will consider the institutions, the political and ideological interests, the relationships, the spatial impacts, and the constraints involved in socioeconomic changes for nation-states, local communities, firms, classes, households, and individuals. You will learn about a range of issues and debates, and make a detailed study in one such area.

Code ECOP6103
Academic unit Political Economy
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. understand important contemporary controversies in political economy
  • LO2. interpret economic change from different theoretical perspectives and by empirical analysis
  • LO3. demonstrate critical thinking about theories and concepts and apply and appraise them in different contexts
  • LO4. understand how different theoretical perspectives approach important strategic debates in political economy and why they come to different conclusions
  • LO5. demonstrate proficient research design and implementation
  • LO6. demonstrate effective written and verbal communication
  • LO7. display a breadth of knowledge gained in an inter-disciplinary approach.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.