FILA9 Political Economy 5 ECTS
Periods
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
English
Type or level of studies
Intermediate studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Degree Programme in Philosophy
Faculty of Social Sciences

Learning outcomes

Students will learn to understand the basics of economic way of thinking, especially as expressed in the idea of competive markets in both national and international contexts. On this basis, students will get a grasp of the signifigance of economics to a modern liberal-democratic politics - apparent, for example, in interpretations of the ideas of freedom, justice and democracy.

General description

Students will learn to understand the basics of economic way of thinking, especially as expressed in the idea of competive markets in both national and international contexts. On this basis, students will get a grasp of the signifigance of economics to a modern liberal-democratic politics - apparent, for example, in interpretations of the ideas of freedom, justice and democracy.

Teachers

Petri Räsänen, Teacher responsible
E.Petri.Rasanen[ät]uta.fi

Teaching

7-Aug-2018 – 16-Aug-2018

Study materials

  • Räsänen, Petri, "Normative Foundations of Competitive Markets and Their Relevance to Democracy", SATS 2015, 16(2), pp.158-178.

  • Rodrik, Dani, The Globalization Paradox. Why Global Markets, States and Democracy Can't Coexist. Oxford University Press, Oxford 2011. - some chosen excerpts

  • Blyth, Mark, Austerity. The History of a Dangerous Idea. Oxford University Press, Oxford 2015. - some chosen excerpts

Further information

In questions concerning course content, please contact Petri Räsänen: e.petri.rasanen(a)uta.fi