This module aims to introduce students to the sociological and political science concepts, theories, and methods used to understand how these disciplines explain international development in the emerging economies. Students will be exposed to the foundations of classical political philosophy and democratisation theory, while also learning the foundational knowledge of capitalism, modernity and social change from classical and contemporary sociological scholars, in turn providing students with a sound basis for studying the year 2 core modules. Throughout the module, students will gain an understanding of the different trends of development, policy reform and outcomes throughout the emerging regions, and how approaching development issues from social and political analytical frameworks can strengthen their understanding of development issues and challenges in the emerging economies.
*Please note that module information is indicative and may change from year to year.
Taught by: Eduardo Gomez (Semester 1) and Ye Liu (Semester 2)
Terms 1 & 2
Module assessment - more information
1 x 1,500 Word Essay (25%); 1 x 1,500 Word Essay (25%); and 1 x 2 Hour Exam (50%)