Checking date: 26/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Emerging countries
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 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

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • Chrysostome, E. (Ed.). Capacity building in developing and emerging countries: From mindset transformation to promoting entrepreneurship and diaspora involvement. Springer. 2019
  • Desai, R. M., & Kharas, H.. Is a growing middle class good for the poor? Social policy in a time of globalization. Brookings Global Working Paper Series. 2017
  • Grusky, D., & Hill, J. (Eds.). Inequality in the 21st century: A reader. Routledge. 2017
  • Kharas, H.. The emerging middle class in developing countries.. OECD. 2010
  • Meier, G. and J. E. Rauch. Leading Issues in Economic Development 8th ed. . Oxford University Press. 2005
  • Milanovic, B. Capitalism, alone: The future of the system that rules the world. Harvard University Press. 2019
  • Milanovic, B. . Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization. Harvard University Press. 2016.
  • 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
  • International IDEA. The Global State of Democracy 2023. International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance. 2023
  • 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.