CM: International Political Economy

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode LYX091B10
Vaknaam CM: International Political Economy
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I
ECTS 10
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Core Module: International Political Economy of Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Leerdoelen The learning outcomes (on an intermediate level) of this course unit are the following:

1. Display knowledge about topic of the core module.
2. Develop a research outline on topic of the core module with a clearly formulated problem definition, using one or more International Relations theories, models and/or approaches, and one or more methods and techniques suitable for the field concerned.
3. Evaluate research in a critical and substantiated manner, as well as in a way that respects scientific, social and ethical responsibilities.
4. Express himself/herself in a clear and coherent manner, both in oral and in written/typed form, using understandable and correct English and/or Dutch.
5. Become self-reliant and reliable in the execution of the tasks belonging to this course unit.
Omschrijving This core module seeks to explore the theoretical concepts of transition to a market economy in countries with a communist past and addresses the strategies that have been applied by the countries in Eastern Europe (including the successor states of the Soviet Union). The theoretical debate first and foremost focuses on differences in opinion regarding speed and sequencing of reforms. Each step in the transition process coincides with costs. The key question then is how to minimise (societal) costs. Can these be minimised by implementing all reforms at one and the same time and at maximum speed or, the other way around, by sequencing the reforms. The aim is to explore the pros and cons of the ?shock-versus-gradualism debate? and clarify the extent to which this debate has come up with appropriate labels for transition strategies. In the empirical part of the core module, in which the strategies of the Eastern European countries are taken stock of, the focus is not exclusively on the differences in the strategies applied but rather on political-economic explanations for observed diverging strategies.
Uren per week 3
Onderwijsvorm werkcollege
Toetsvorm essay, presentatie, schriftelijk tentamen, schriftelijke opdracht(en)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator prof. dr. H.W. Hoen
Docent(en) prof. dr. H.W. Hoen
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
To be announced later
Entreevoorwaarden Students must have obtained the propaedeutic certificate. In the second year of the Bachelor, 10 ECTS must have been obtained in non-language modules, as well as TIR and MRP.
Opmerkingen The enrolment procedure for the Core Module is a two-step procedure. If you are planning to participate in a Core Module (and BA Thesis), you should enrol as follows:
1) In the progress enrollment period you should enrol for the general Core Module course (LYX138B10) and Bachelor Thesis (LYX999B10) in Progress.
2) In the seminar enrollment period you should enrol for a specific Core Module topic via the general Core Module nestor course page (similar to a seminar group enrolment). You will be placed for the group you enrol for. There are a limited number of places, so make sure to register early!
For this course attendance is mandatory.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Course units for exchange students 3 semester I adv
Ba Internationale Betr. en Intern. Organisatie  (Kernvakken) 3 semester I keuze