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Global Political Economy of Eastern Europe
Course Description

This course puts Eastern Europe into its global context, highlighting how global structures of power and production shape the region. We will investigate the features of semi-peripheral dependent capitalism in East Central Europe but also bring in the agency of the regions’ domestic actors. We will use comparative methods across regions, countries, and over time, tracing how patterns of economic and political integration are evolving.

Learning Outcomes

Apart from knowing more about political economy and about the reasons for global and regional inequalities than before the course, the course will also contribute to students’ skills to
● formulate discussion questions (prompts for a group discussion)
● identify topics that could be interesting for their own research.
● interpret data, as well as identify and discuss critical cases.
● synthesise knowledge by identifying different positions and common grounds in the literature.
● present their own ideas in writing coherently and systematically


Component                                                        Weight      Due date                   

Class participation                                              10 %         Continuous

 Discussion questions (with short explanation)   30 %        Before the seminar from session 2 (exact time                                                                                           depends on time of the seminar),  best 6 counts

  Weekly report                                                   30%         TBA

  Open-book exam                                            30 %          TBA 

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