Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3263: Political Economy of Development

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover all or some of the following topics:

Introduction: Economic Development and its Political Roots.

State Capacity and Economic Development

Long Term Economic Development

Failed States


Wealth/Income Inequality and its Consequences on Long Term Development

Property Rights

Ethnic conflict and Development

Cultural Drivers of Development

Conclusions and Review Session

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities2211 x 2-hour seminars
Guided independent study80Reading and preparation for seminars and class presentation.
Guided independent study48Writing up 1 essay based on the topics/materials covered in class.

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).