Economic Transformation in Eastern Europe

Level: 
Master's
Course Status: 
Elective
CEU code: 
POLS 5178
CEU credits: 
4
ECTS credits: 
8
Academic year: 
2008/2009
Semester: 
Fall
Start and end dates: 
22 Sep 2008 - 12 Dec 2008
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.