Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3206: The Political Economy of the State

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

North, D. and Weingast, B. W. (1989) ‘Constitutions and Commitment: The Evolution of Institutions Governing Public Choice in 17th Century England’ Journal of Economic History, 49: 803-32. 

Ziblatt, D. (2006) ‘How did Europe Democratize?’ World Politics, 58: 311-338. 

Moehling, C. M and Thomasson, M. A. (2020) ‘Votes for Women: an economic perspective on women’s enfranchisement’ The Journal of Economic Perspectives, 34:2, 3-23. 

Haggard, S. (2015) 'The developmental state is dead: long live the developmental state!'  in Mahoney and Thelen (ed) Advances in Comparative Historical Analysis. Cambridge: CUP. 

Hall, P. and Soskice, D. (2001) Varieties of Capitalism. Cambridge: CUP.