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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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Sugerido: 6-8 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week...
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Cursos 100 % en línea

Comienza de inmediato y aprende a tu propio ritmo.
Calendar

Fechas límite flexibles

Restablece las fechas límite en función de tus horarios.
Beginner Level

Nivel principiante

Clock

Approx. 15 hours to complete

Sugerido: 6-8 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week...
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English

Subtítulos: English, French...

Programa - Qué aprenderás en este curso

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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 videos (Total: 22 min), 7 readings
Video4 videos
Introduction to Political Economy6m
The Evolution of Political Economy7m
International Political Economy6m
Reading7 lecturas
Meet the instructor & his team5m
Welcome to Leiden University5m
Complete our short survey10m
Tips for studying online5m
Being successful in an international virtual learning community5m
Behaving in an academic way5m
Reading for International Political Economy30m
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2 horas para completar

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 videos (Total: 59 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video11 videos
Visualization: World Maps4m
Political Economy and Data6m
Population7m
Visualization: World Map of Population2m
Output (GDP current values)6m
Visualization: World Map of GDP (Current Values)3m
Output (GDP PPP)7m
Visualization: World Map of GDP PPP3m
Poverty8m
Visualization: World Map of Human Development Index3m
Reading1 lectura
Reading for Data in Political Economy30m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
Data used in Political Economy20m
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2 horas para completar

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 videos (Total: 44 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Measuring Trust8m
Trust results and Criticism8m
Visualization: World Map of Trust3m
Causes and Consequences8m
Correlation and Regression8m
Reading1 lectura
Reading for Trust30m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
Trust20m
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2 horas para completar

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 videos (Total: 52 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video9 videos
Visualization: World Map of Ethnic Fragmentation2m
Linguistic Fragmentation7m
Visualization: World Map of Linguistic Diversity2m
Religious Fragmentation6m
Visualization: World Map of Religious Diversity1m
Income and Wealth Inequality9m
Visualization: World Map of Income Inequality4m
Inequality, Fragmentation and Trust8m
Reading1 lectura
Society and Fragmentation30m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
Society and Fragmentation20m
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por 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.

por 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.

Instructor

Richard Thomas Griffiths

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Faculty of Humanities

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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

    10% revenues will go to Handicap International for whom his daughter works in West Africa.

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