Masters Modules.

Development and the State.

This module critically assesses the political economy of development, and focuses on the interplay between processes of economic transformation and the political strategies pursued by states in the name of national development. The module is interdisciplinary, drawing on development studies, the political economy of growth and transformation, and comparative capitalisms. By equipping you with a detailed understanding of the most salient theoretical themes in approaches to capitalist development, the module enables you to engage with more specific theorisations of capitalist development as a state strategy in a world characterised by uneven and combined capitalist development. In doing so, the module encourages you to reflect on normative questions regarding the prospects for capitalist development.


  • This module is typically taught through a weekly programme of lectures and seminars over the 12-week semester.


  • The module is typically assessed through two pieces of individual coursework.