814.008 (12W) The Political Economy of Long-Term Economic Growth and Development: A Brief Look at 250 Years of Structural Change in Industry and Energy

Wintersemester 2012/13

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Erster Termin der LV
21.01.2013 09:30 - 11:00 , IFF, Schottenfeldgasse 29, SR 6
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Lehrende/r
LV-Titel englisch
The Political Economy of Long-Term Economic Growth and Development: A Brief Look at 250 Years of Structural Change in Industry and Energy
LV-Art
Seminar (prüfungsimmanente LV )
Semesterstunde/n
1.0
ECTS-Anrechungspunkte
2.0
Anmeldungen
12 (15 max.)
Organisationseinheit
Unterrichtssprache
Englisch
LV-Beginn
01.10.2012
eLearning
zum Moodle-Kurs
Anmerkungen
AdressatInnen: Masterstudium „Sozial- und Humanökologie“, Doctoral School in Social Ecology sowie MitbelegerInnen aufgrund persönlicher Vereinbarung mit der jeweiligen SPL Anrechenbarkeit: Masterstudium „Sozial- und Humanökologie“ (Modul 6) sowie MitbelegerInnen aufgrund persönlicher Vereinbarung mit der jeweiligen SPL

LV-Beschreibung

Inhalt/e

The course focuses on the role of the state in promoting long-term technological progress and industrial leadership. Throughout history, a nation’s rise to dominance has invariably been followed by its fall; the dominant powers of today are not the same ones that controlled the world three hundred years ago. In the same manner, economic dominance has usually been fleeting, as leading nations have routinely been caught up and surpassed by challengers. In this course we will be looking at Schumpeterian growth – currently the most important source of economic growth – which credits the ability to use technological progress for the benefit of industrial leadership as the key motor of national development and economic success. We will go back and look at the growth experiences of some of the major powers over the past 250 years and try to explain the political economy behind their success and / or failure.

Lehrziel

The course seeks to provide the students with an overview of the political economy of major structural societal change over the past few centuries, on political and economic drivers and obstacles for structural change, within traditional industries and within energy industries. While courses on political economy very often focus on technological drivers and on economic drivers, one of the objectives of this course is to put the focus back on the political in „political economy“, and thus look at how technological and economic drivers are inscribed in a political logic and contingent on a beneficial political environment.

Prüfungsinformationen

Beurteilungskriterien/-maßstäbe

Seminar Paper: 5 pages, Deadline End of April

Beurteilungsschema

Note/Grade Benotungsschema

Position im Curriculum

  • Besonderer Studienbereich Besonderer Studienbereich Friedensstudien (SKZ: 900, Version: 05S)
    • Fach: Erweiterungsbereich (Freifach)
      • Weitere anrechnungsfähige LVs aus anderen Studienplänen ( 0.0h / 0.0 ECTS)
        • 814.008 The Political Economy of Long-Term Economic Growth and Development: A Brief Look at 250 Years of Structural Change in Industry and Energy (1.0h SE / 2.0 ECTS)
  • Besonderer Studienbereich Lehrveranstaltungen der IFF (SKZ: 003b, Version: 01W)
    • Fach: Themenbereich "Soziale Ökologie" (Pflichtfach)
      • Gastprofessur Soziale Ökologie ( 1.0h SE / 2.0 ECTS)
        • 814.008 The Political Economy of Long-Term Economic Growth and Development: A Brief Look at 250 Years of Structural Change in Industry and Energy (1.0h SE / 2.0 ECTS)
  • Masterstudium Sozial- und Humanökologie (SKZ: 919, Version: 05W.1)
    • Fach: Modul 6: Spezialgebiete und Ergänzungsfächer (Wahlfach)
      • Seminar ( 2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
        • 814.008 The Political Economy of Long-Term Economic Growth and Development: A Brief Look at 250 Years of Structural Change in Industry and Energy (1.0h SE / 2.0 ECTS)

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