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This course is part of the SDG initiative <http://www.sdginitiative.org/> addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals, specifically for the following SDGs [1, 8, 10 and 16]. We hope you will join in our efforts to reach the SDG’s in small but measurable and actionable ways, cooperating with Development Done Differently. Expand your impact. You can create a better world. In today’s world, politics and economics are interconnected, but what is the nature of this connectivity? What are the power relationships that shape the world economy today and create new challenges for international institutions facing globalization? What makes some countries wealthier than others? Do we face cultural diversity or fragmentation? Does the type of governance effect economic development and social change or is it the other way around? How do we measure it and how trustworthy is the data? These issues and many more will be examined in this course along with a wide library of sources and a biting criticism....
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Introduction into this course

Welcome to this course! Here we present the instructor and his team, what we will do in the upcoming modules, and what is exactly Political Economy. You play an important role in this module. We would also like to hear who you are and what are your expectations from this course. Don't forget to read before that our academic standards and tips and tricks that will help you succeed in this course. Good luck!...
Reading
4 vidéos (Total 22 min), 7 lectures
Video4 vidéos
Trailer2 min
Introduction to Political Economy6 min
The Evolution of Political Economy7 min
International Political Economy6 min
Reading7 lectures
Meet the instructor & his team5 min
Welcome to Leiden University5 min
Complete our short survey10 min
Tips for studying online5 min
Being successful in an international virtual learning community5 min
Behaving in an academic way5 min
Reading for International Political Economy30 min
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Data used in Political Economy

Basic Data. Reviews the basic data of population, output and development used to make international comparisons between countries....
Reading
11 vidéos (Total 59 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video11 vidéos
Visualization: World Maps4 min
Political Economy and Data6 min
Population7 min
Visualization: World Map of Population2 min
Output (GDP current values)6 min
Visualization: World Map of GDP (Current Values)3 min
Output (GDP PPP)7 min
Visualization: World Map of GDP PPP3 min
Poverty8 min
Visualization: World Map of Human Development Index3 min
Reading1 lecture
Reading for Data in Political Economy30 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Data used in Political Economy20 min
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Trust

Trust. Argues for the centrality of trust in explanations of differences in wealth and poverty between nations but highlights difficulties in measuring it and in explaining the direct of causality....
Reading
6 vidéos (Total 44 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video6 vidéos
Measuring Trust8 min
Trust results and Criticism8 min
Visualization: World Map of Trust3 min
Causes and Consequences8 min
Correlation and Regression8 min
Reading1 lecture
Reading for Trust30 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Trust20 min
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Society and Fragmentation

Inequality and Fragmentation. Examines how society can be fragmented along lines of religion, language, ethnicity and income...
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9 vidéos (Total 52 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video9 vidéos
Visualization: World Map of Ethnic Fragmentation2 min
Linguistic Fragmentation7 min
Visualization: World Map of Linguistic Diversity2 min
Religious Fragmentation6 min
Visualization: World Map of Religious Diversity1 min
Income and Wealth Inequality9 min
Visualization: World Map of Income Inequality4 min
Inequality, Fragmentation and Trust8 min
Reading1 lecture
Society and Fragmentation30 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Society and Fragmentation20 min
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Meilleurs avis

par HTJan 17th 2018

It was really an amazing course. I like Prof Griffith's approach and his diligence. I have learnt a lot and the course helped me to sharpen my understanding about political economy. Thanks a lot.

par HLOct 17th 2017

It was very engaging with an appropriate mix of qualitative and quantitative. I particularly enjoyed the walk through the great thinkers at week 11.

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Richard Thomas Griffiths

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Faculty of Humanities

À propos de Universiteit Leiden

Leiden University is one of Europe's foremost research universities. This prominent position gives our graduates a leading edge in applying for academic posts and for functions outside academia. Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands. It was founded in February 1575, as a gift from William of Orange to the citizens of Leiden after they had withstood a long siege by the Spanish. Our motto is: Praesidium Libertatis — Bastion of Liberty....

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  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • The book 'Configuring the World. A critical Political Economy approach' (April 2016) was written by Prof. Richard Griffiths and is available through www.configuringtheworld.com or HIPEresearch.com - $32.49 for a hard cover / $9.99 for an ebook

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