This course will examine theoretical arguments and empirical evidence concerning the relationship between political institutions and economic development. Specifically, it will focus on factors which facilitate democratization and democracy. It will analyse different conceptions of democracy, the conditions under which democracies emerge and survive, and the outcomes democratic governments are likely to generate. In addition, it will consider the impact of non-economic factors on the emergence and maintenance of democracy. Several in-depth case studies pertaining to the study of democracy and development in Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa will be examined.
*Please note that module information is indicative and may change from year to year.
Dr Anna Gwiazda
Module assessment - more information
2-hour examination (50%), 2,500-word essay (50%)