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global studies / International Development Studies / International Public Administration and Politics / Politics and Administration / Public Administration
Når du tilmelder dig kurset, skal du være opmærksom på, om der er sammenfald i tidspunktet for kursusafholdelse og eksamen med andre kurser, du har valgt. Uddannelsesplanlægningen tager udgangspunkt i, at det er muligt at gennemføre et anbefalet studieforløb uden overlap. Men omkring valgfrie elementer og studieplaner som går ud over de anbefalede studieforløb, kan der forekomme overlap, alt efter hvilke kurser du vælger.
When registering for courses, please be aware of the potential conflicts between courses or exam dates on courses. The planning of course activities at Roskilde University is based on the recommended study programs which do not overlap. However, if you choose optional courses and/or study plans that goes beyond the recommended study programs, an overlap of lectures or exam dates may occur depending on which courses you choose.
|Learning outcomes/assessment criteria||
Knowledge - Specialised knowledge of a specific topic within International Development Studies. - Advanced knowledge of academic and methodological debates relating to the subject.
The object of the advanced study course is to provide students with advanced knowledge within a specific research area. At least two advanced study seminars are offered each semester. The themes may include:
|Detailed description of content||
Modern mainstream economic theory is based on highly political assumptions, which are rarely challenged: dogmas of deregulation, mathematical models and austerity are treated as objective scientific facts, rather than ideological tools with a social and political history of their own. This course aims to repoliticize the study of economics and challenge the hegemony of neoclassical economic theory. This will be accomplished through a historical examination of the development of economic thought, and critical engagement with original economic texts. As such, the course objective is to understand the varied historical effect of these theories on both the object of study and the discipline itself.
The first part of the course “Economic Thought from Oikos to Economics” traces the history of economic ideas with an emphasis on critical and heterodox approaches. The individual sessions will introduce students to carefully selected primary literature from classical, critical and heterodox strands of economic thought. The objective is to understand the varied historical effect of these theories on both the object of study and the discipline itself. This will provide the foundation for further elaboration on contemporary issues such as debt, unemployment, inequality, and growth.
The second part of the course “Contemporary Challenges, Critiques and Alternatives” addresses present and pressing issues, through the lens of critical and heterodox political economy. This theoretical and applied pluralism will provide insights on issues such as e.g. the development crisis, financialisation, austerity politics and climate change, that are not conceptually possible if stricking to mainstream approaches. Through the employment of recent critiques, latter section of the course offers potential pathways towards different conceptualisations and alternatives to ‘the economy’ as we know it.
The course objective is to
|Teaching and working methods||
The course is based on lectures, but will also encompass other forms of teaching and work, including group work, exercises, student presentations, peer feedback and field trips, as well as other practical activities.
During the course, an assignment is written on the basis of a question handed out at the start of the course.
|Expected work effort (ects-declaration)||
For Master-Level Participants
Class teaching: 30 hours
Other (for example student presentations, exercises, peer-review): 50 hours
Preparation: 135 hours
Examination: 55 hours
Hours in total: 270 hours
|Course material and reading list||
The full course outline will be available on the course website in May 2019. Course readings will be made available through a shared online repository. In the meantime, if you would like to read up in advance we recommend
- Wood, E. M. (2002) The Origin of Capitalism. London. Verso. //this book is still one of the best and most concise introductions to capitalism and debates around it//
- Stanford, J (2015) Economics for Everyone: A Short Guide to the Economics of Capitalism, Verso 2nd edition // A clear and uncompromising engagement with core dimensions of economics//
Also recommended if you would like to read up in advance
|Form of examination||
The examination is in two parts:
The assignments will be refused examination if one or both of them exceed the maximum size. A single overall grade is awarded. The two assignments have equal weight in the assessment. Failure to submit the first assignment on time will result in the student not being allowed to take the 48-hour examination, and one examination attempt will be deemed to have been used up.
|Form of re-examination||
Re-examination: The student must submit the first assignment within two weeks of the conclusion of the course. Previous assignments cannot be reused, and new questions may be set.
The second assignment in the examination is a 48-hour written assignment, and is taken in the re-examination period.
Re-examination otherwise has the same size requirements as the ordinary examination.
7-point grading scale
None (i.e. course lecturer assesses)
|Evaluation- and feedback forms||
Feedback on 48hrs exam and newspaper assignment in office hour and or/email. Evaluation of course in final evaluation as well as concluding session.
|The responsible course lecturer||
Laura Horn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mikkel Flohr (email@example.com)
|Administration of exams||
ISE Studieadministration (firstname.lastname@example.org)