The Political Economy of Transformation in Eastern Europe

Level: 
Master's
Course Status: 
Elective
CEU code: 
POLS 5055
CEU credits: 
4
ECTS credits: 
8
Academic year: 
2009/2010
Semester: 
Winter
Start and end dates: 
11 Jan 2010 - 2 Apr 2010
Instructor(s): 
Attila Folsz

The course has three main goals: First, to introduce the main themes and paradigms of an evolving discipline, called “political economy of economic reforms” and to provide them with a conceptual and analytical framework that can be applied for studying specific reform episodes or the relationship between economics and politics in general. Second, to identify the common and specific features of transition experience throughout the region of Central and Eastern Europe. Third, to discuss and evaluate the major schools of descriptive and normative “transitology”, not only on the basis of their intellectual appeal, but also in the light of more than a decade of experience.