Checking date: 23/05/2022

Course: 2022/2023

Emerging countries
Study: Dual Bachelor in International Studies and Political Science (320)

Coordinating teacher: HIDALGO TRENADO, MANUEL

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Social Sciences

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


LEARNING OUTCOMES · Critical capacity in formulating concepts in the social sciences for the analytical classification of societies, economies and political systems. · Applied knowledge in order to analyze path dependencies as well as historical and cultural contexts, in economic and social development. · Ability to compare experiences of individual countries worldwide. · Ability to understand and analyze institutional and social barriers to sustainable development in economies with upper-middle and lower-middle income.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Concept and alternative definitions and related measures. Transitions of developing country to emerging country and on to developed countries. Emerging countries in the world economy, economic specialization, foreign investment, economic policy, and migration. State and political institutions in emerging countries: political regimes, representative institutions, politicization of bureaucracy and legal systems, recruitment of political elites. political (in)stability and governability. Challenges of emerging countries: political economy and sustainable development in middle-income countries; development, growth, increased economic inequalities at the individual, regional and rural-urban level, and policies to manage it. The formation and consolidation of middle classes and their economic, social and political implications. Growth and environmental challenges on a regional, national and international level. Economic development and political systems and institutions.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Kharas, H.. The Emerging Middle Class in Developing Countries. OECD Development Centre, Working Paper nº 285. 2010.
  • Meier, G. and J. E. Rauch. Leading Issues in Economic Development 8th ed. . Oxford University Press. 2005
  • Milanovic, B. . Worlds Apart. Measuring International and Global Inequality. Princeton University Press. 2005.
  • Milanovic, B. . Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization. Harvard University Press. 2016.
  • OECD. Divided We Stand. Why Inequality Keeps Rising. OECD. 2011
  • Przeworski, a., M. A. Alvarez, J. A. Cheibub, F. Limongi. Democracy and Development. Cambridge University Press. 2000
  • Szirmai, A. . Socio-Economic Development. Cambridge University Press. 2015
Additional Bibliography
  • Ostry, J. D., Berg A.y Tsengarides, C. G.. Redistribution, Inequality, and Growth. IMF. 2014.
  • Stiglitz, J.. The Price of Inequality. W.W. Norton & Company. 2012

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.