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Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)


Political Economy of the Global South: Paradigms, Crises, Alternatives Dr Mehmet Erol

Since its emergence, the history of global capitalism is marked by its uneven character in terms of development. Some states, mainly in the ‘Global North’, were quickly industrialised and developed, while others, mainly in the ‘Global South’, struggled and remained less developed and/or are still developing. Hence, the problem of ‘catching-up’ with developed countries came to the fore as early as the 19th century. This module focuses on this question and aims to make sense of the roots, alternative paradigms, and empirical issues of development in the Global South, from the 20th century to the contemporary global political economy.

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