Governance, Economics and Development (LUC)
From the wrenching poverty in the slums of Lagos, the projects of Chicago’s South Side, or the Parisian banlieues to the endless riches of Mayfair, Manhattan, and central Shanghai: anyone with a brain knows the world is an unequal place.
What fewer people dwell on is the fact that much of this inequality is man-made: over time, different societies have been organized in different ways, and it seems that these differences in governance produce wildly divergent results in terms of the quality of people’s lives. The core challenge of this programme is to better understand this connection and identify the ways in which governance can be used to enhance--impair--development and prosperity.
Institutional Analysis (core track)
GED/EES co-convened track
GED/IJ co-convened track
15 EC: three compulsory 100-level courses, namely Institutions of Governance & Development, Introduction to Comparative Politics, Principles of Economics
10 EC: Decision-making Processes (200-level) and Institutions in Time (300-level) in the Institutional Analysis core track
15 EC: Methodology courses, to include Quantitative Research Methods
10 EC: Capstone
30 EC: additional courses within the GED Major, including at least three 300‐level courses. This may also include additional quantitative and methods oriented courses, including Advanced Quantitative Research Methods (300-level), Advanced Geographic Information Systems (300-level), and Calculus (100-level). These courses may be distributed however course perquisites allow and need not be constrained to a limited number of tracks.
NOTE: make sure to have at least 4 courses at the 300-level, which can include (300-level) method courses
Major overview: Link
NOTE: The Majors requirements as listed above apply to all students who start with their Major (i.e. Year 2) in 2018-2019. For the students who first enroll in our programme in 2018-2019 and who will therefore start with their Major (i.e. Year 2) in 2019-2020, the Major requirements will be different. For them, History of Science is no longer a compulsory Year 1 class. The 5ECTS of that course have been moved to the Major, meaning these students will need to complete 85ECTS towards their Major, including the compulsory Major-appropriate Research Design course:
EES: Research Design (EES)
GED: Foundations of Research Design
GPH: Research Design (GPH)
HD: Research Design (HD)
IJ: Research Design (IJ)
WP: Political Research Methods