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Political Science: Political Economy

Universiteit van Amsterdam

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Political Economy focusses on the interaction of 'the economy' and 'politics', both broadly conceived.


It covers the ground from economics for non-economists to understanding how the rules of the game are shaped, to thinking about how an open global economy gives rise to new conflicts and new political movements. You will explore critical issues facing the developed and developing worlds, from Asia to Europe to the Americas - contemporary challenges such as migration, the struggle for development, or better financial market governance. We also explore policy challenges with an ethical dimension such as social policies or corporate power and social inequalities so as better to understand how this plays out in different political environments. Our starting point is that the relationship between 'politics' and 'the economy' is a two-way street: political contestation shapes economic outcomes and their governance, while economic developments generate political conflicts. The causes and consequences of the on-going economic malaise have brought this highly political 'who-gets-what' nature of 'the economy' back out into the open.

It covers the ground from economics for non-economists to understanding how the rules of the game are shaped, to thinking about how an open global economy gives rise to new conflicts and new political movements. You will explore critical issues facing the developed and developing worlds, from Asia to Europe to the Americas - contemporary challenges such as migration, the struggle for development, or better financial market governance. We also explore policy challenges with an ethical dimension such as social policies or corporate power and social inequalities so as better to understand how this plays out in different political environments. Our starting point is that the relationship between 'politics' and 'the economy' is a two-way street: political contestation shapes economic outcomes and their governance, while economic developments generate political conflicts. The causes and consequences of the on-going economic malaise have brought this highly political 'who-gets-what' nature of 'the economy' back out into the open.

Kosten

2018 Full-time Wettelijk voorgeschreven € 2060 / jaar

1st year

Second semester
In the second semester students select a research project (30 ECTS credits) on a topic relevant to the field of Political Economy.
In Part I (Thesis Seminars) students focus on core theory and common substantive literature and on research design within a programme that exposes them to a range of research methods.
In Part II students concentrate on writing their thesis.

1st year

Second semester
In the second semester students select a research project (30 ECTS credits) on a topic relevant to the field of Political Economy.
In Part I (Thesis Seminars) students focus on core theory and common substantive literature and on research design within a programme that exposes them to a range of research methods.
In Part II students concentrate on writing their thesis.

Niveau WO
Vorm Full-time
Incompany Nee
Open inschrijving Nee
Doorlooptijd 12 maanden
Type MSc (Master of Science)
Kosten (indicatie) Tussen de €450 en €1350
Titulatuur MSc (Master of Science)
Benodigde taalkennis Engels
Gefinancierd Regering
Afronding Diploma
Credits 60