Checking date: 26/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Country report and risk assessment
Dual Bachelor in International Studies and Political Science (2018 Study Plan) (Plan: 411 - Estudio: 320)

Coordinating teacher: HIDALGO TRENADO, MANUEL

Department assigned to the subject: Social Sciences Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


LEARNING RESULTS · Applied knowledge to perform a multidisciplinary analysis of a country, the stability of its political, economic and social system within an international context. · Capacity to synthesize non-academic reference materials (newspapers, reports) for their presentation. · Capacity to choose indicators to describe political, social and economic environments. · Capacity to present complex information in graphical, written and oral form for both specialized and non-specialized audiences. · Knowledge applied to risk assessment.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Contents and use of country reports elaborated by private and public institutions. Structuring and conceptual framework of country reports: national and international context, actors and agents, strategy and objectives. Measurement and analysis of development and evaluation. Analysis of economic and political institutions and country risk: political institutions, political system, and political risk; security and public order; criminality and personal violence, institutional and police corruption, terrorism, guerrillas, etc.; economic structure, political economy and macroeconomic risks; banking and financial structure, monetary policy; financial and exchange risk. Social and demographic variables and their incidence on political and economic stability. International interactions, development, conflicts and crisis. Writing a country report.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • Abdelal, R.. National Purpose in the World Economy, Cornell University Press. Cornell University Press. 2005
  • Althaus. Calculating Political Risk. Routledge. 2013
  • Bouchet, M. H., E. Clark, and B. Groslambert. Country Risk Assessment: A Guide to Global Investment Strategy. Wiley. 2003
  • Bouchet, M. H., Fishkin, C. A., & Goguel, A.. Managing Country Risk in an Age of Globalization: A practical guide to overcoming challenges in a complex world. Palgrave Macmillan. 2018
  • Bremmer I.. Every Nation For Itself. Penguin. 2013
  • Bremmer, I. and P. Keat. The Fat Tail. Oxford University Press. 2009
  • Howell, Ll.. The Handbook of Country and Political Risk Analysis. Political Risk Services. 2013
  • Kosmidou, K., M. Doumpos, and K. Zopounidis. Country Risk Evaluation - Methods and Applications. Springer. 2008
  • Sharma, R.. Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles. Norton & Company. 2012
  • Sottilotta, C. E.. Rethinking political risk: concepts, theories, challenges. Routledge . 2016
  • Wellhausen, R. L.. The Shield of Nationality. Cambridge University Press. 2014
Additional Bibliography
  • Sharma, R.. The Rise and Fall of Nations:Forces of change in the post-crisis world. W.W. Norton & Company. 2016

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