30 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module introduces a wide range of different tools, methods, and theories for doing political economy scholarship. The first half of the module surveys classical and modern political economists, while the second half of the module focuses on contemporary approaches. The module aims to: (1) unpack the uneven historical development of political economy as located as a particular field within social sciences; (2) sketch out (and, ideally, critique) the conventional narrative of twentieth century capitalist development of the shift from embedded to disembedded liberalism/towards neo-liberalism; and (3) introduce a number of puzzles that are central to political economy.

Restrictions on availability: See 'programmes on which module is core' above.

Staff Contact: STANLEY LIAM M
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Problem solving, Independent Study, Digital Content/Guided Learning
Assessment: Course work

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