Об этом курсе
This course is part of the SDG initiative <http://www.sdginitiative.org/> addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals, specifically for the following SDGs [1, 8, 10 and 16]. We hope you will join in our efforts to reach the SDG’s in small but measurable and actionable ways, cooperating with Development Done Differently. Expand your impact. You can create a better world. In today’s world, politics and economics are 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 a wide library of sources and a biting criticism.
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Approx. 15 hours to complete

Предполагаемая нагрузка: 6-8 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week
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Субтитры: English, French
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Только онлайн-курсы

Начните сейчас и учитесь по собственному графику.
Beginner Level

Начальный уровень

Clock

Approx. 15 hours to complete

Предполагаемая нагрузка: 6-8 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week
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English

Субтитры: English, French

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

Introduction into this course

Welcome to this course! Here we present the instructor and his team, what we will do in the upcoming modules, and what is exactly Political Economy. You play an important role in this module. We would also like to hear who you are and what are your expectations from this course. Don't forget to read before that our academic standards and tips and tricks that will help you succeed in this course. Good luck!...
Reading
4 videos (Total 22 min), 7 readings
Video4 videos
Introduction to Political Economy6m
The Evolution of Political Economy7m
International Political Economy6m
Reading7 readings
Meet the instructor & his team5m
Welcome to Leiden University5m
Complete our short survey10m
Tips for studying online5m
Being successful in an international virtual learning community5m
Behaving in an academic way5m
Reading for International Political Economy30m

2

Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

Data used in Political Economy

Basic Data. Reviews the basic data of population, output and development used to make international comparisons between countries....
Reading
11 videos (Total 59 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video11 videos
Visualization: World Maps4m
Political Economy and Data6m
Population7m
Visualization: World Map of Population2m
Output (GDP current values)6m
Visualization: World Map of GDP (Current Values)3m
Output (GDP PPP)7m
Visualization: World Map of GDP PPP3m
Poverty8m
Visualization: World Map of Human Development Index3m
Reading1 readings
Reading for Data in Political Economy30m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Data used in Political Economy20m

3

Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

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....
Reading
6 videos (Total 44 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Measuring Trust8m
Trust results and Criticism8m
Visualization: World Map of Trust3m
Causes and Consequences8m
Correlation and Regression8m
Reading1 readings
Reading for Trust30m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Trust20m

4

Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

Society and Fragmentation

Inequality and Fragmentation. Examines how society can be fragmented along lines of religion, language, ethnicity and income...
Reading
9 videos (Total 52 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video9 videos
Visualization: World Map of Ethnic Fragmentation2m
Linguistic Fragmentation7m
Visualization: World Map of Linguistic Diversity2m
Religious Fragmentation6m
Visualization: World Map of Religious Diversity1m
Income and Wealth Inequality9m
Visualization: World Map of Income Inequality4m
Inequality, Fragmentation and Trust8m
Reading1 readings
Society and Fragmentation30m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Society and Fragmentation20m

5

Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

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. ...
Reading
8 videos (Total 45 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video8 videos
Measuring Governance7m
Democracy and Growth7m
Visualization: World Map of Democracy2m
Rule of Law and Growth5m
Visualization: World Map of Rule of Law2m
Corruption and Growth8m
Visualization: World Map of Corruption2m
Reading1 readings
Reading for Governance30m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Governance20m

6

Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

Economic Development

Development Assistance. Assesses the motivations for development assistance but raises doubts about the extent to which it can overcome local issues....
Reading
4 videos (Total 28 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Who Gives Foreign Aid, to Whom, and Why6m
The Real Aid Givers7m
Aid Effectiveness6m
Reading1 readings
Reading for Economic Development30m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Economic Development20m

7

Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

Globalisation

Let us now focus on the international context of the elements we've seen so far. Globalisation - what is it really? What are the benefits it is supposed to confer and what is the role, if any, left for national governments in today's world?...
Reading
8 videos (Total 53 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video8 videos
World map of economic globalisation3m
Trade7m
World map of trade5m
Foreign Direct Investment6m
FDI modules3m
Financial Markets7m
The Globalised World Economy10m
Reading1 readings
Globalisation Discourse10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Globalisation20m

8

Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

International organizations

International organization. What role do they play in the world economy? ...
Reading
4 videos (Total 31 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Trade8m
Finance7m
Reflection6m
Reading1 readings
International Institutions10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
International Organisations20m

9

Section
Clock
4 hours to complete

Non Governmental actors

Even though they do not belong to any establishment or an institution, certain non- governmental institutions can have a lot of power and influence. Who are those actors? How much power do they really have? We will dive into these question in this module!...
Reading
8 videos (Total 61 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video8 videos
Big Business8m
Transnational Advocacy Groups7m
Supra-State Actors8m
The SDG initiative and your case study6m
Defining your case study6m
What effects the sustainability of your project7m
The form of your assignment7m
Reading2 readings
New Actors10m
SDG initiative and SDG talk - Learn. Act. Impact.10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Non - Governmental Organizations20m

10

Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

Final

The final exam! Good luck!...
Reading
1 reading, 1 quiz
Reading1 readings
Complete our short survey10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Final Exam50m

11

Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

Extra Material

Not for the test - but very good for your general knowledge!...
Reading
12 videos (Total 47 min)
Video12 videos
Utilitarianism - Jeremy Bentham3m
Relative Backwardness - Alexander Gerschenkron3m
Classical Liberalism - Friedrich August von Hayek3m
Keynesianism - John Maynard Keynes3m
Critical Political Economy - Robert Cox4m
The Take Off - Walt W. Rostow3m
Marxism - Karl Marx4m
Small States - Peter Katzenstein4m
World Systems Theory - Immanuel Wallerstein3m
New Institutional Economics- Ronald Coase3m
Economic Structuralism- Raúl Prebisch3m
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started a new career after completing these courses
Briefcase

83%

got a tangible career benefit from this course
Money

50%

got a pay increase or promotion

Top Reviews

By AKNov 12th 2017

Simply presented and at the same time so informative! You don't have to be an expert to understand. I would definitely recommend it. Thank you for this course Mr.Griffiths and Leiden Universiteit :) .

By HTJan 17th 2018

It was really an amazing course. I like Prof Griffith's approach and his diligence. I have learnt a lot and the course helped me to sharpen my understanding about political economy. Thanks a lot.

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About Universiteit Leiden

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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