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Course Details in 2019/20 Session

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Module Title LH Varieties of Capitalism and Welfare State Models
Department Political Sci & Intern'tl Stud
Module Code 08 27839
Module Lead Dr Sotirios Zartaloudis
Level Honours Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 1 or 2
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-20 hours
Seminar-10 hours
Guided independent study-170 hours
Total: 200 hours
Description This module will be at the intersection of comparative politics and comparative political economy. It will employ the comparative method and theories of analysing and classifying advanced economies (varieties of capitalism) and public policy (welfare models). The module will be of interest mainly for comparative politics and political economy students. Its focus will be global by focusing on advanced economies of the West (USA and EU) and non-western economies such as Latin American and Asian countries.
The module fills a gap in the existing offering of modules by providing an in-depth analysis of two key theoretical models of comparative political economy and comparative politics covering a wider range of case studies.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Critically evaluate the crucial role played by `non-economic' institutions in the governance of Welfare State models
  • Critically compare and contrast the different approaches to the study of capitalist and welfare diversity
  • Critically apply conceptual and theoretical approaches to empirical case studies
Assessment 27839-01 : 1000 Word Book Review : Coursework (25%)
27839-02 : 3000 Word Essay : Coursework (75%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments:
1 x 3000 word essay (75%)
1 x 1000 word book review (25%)

Reassessment: None
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