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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Instability and Institutional Failure

4 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 38 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
4 videos
1b. The Arab Exception: Critical Reason and Responsibility8m
1c. Relativism and Reality: The Price of Inadaption12m
1d. Physical Elections and Necessary Comparisons7m
1 reading
Readings for module 11h
4 practice exercises
Broken Societies and an Aborted Awakening30m
The Arab Exception: Critical Reason and Responsibility30m
Relativism and Reality: The Price of Inadaption30m
Physical Elections and Necessary Comparisons30m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Governance

4 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 44 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
4 videos
2b. The Authoritarian Social Contract and the Absence of Politics12m
2c. Now is the Winter of Our Discontent9m
2d. The Absence of Politics: Fear, Stability, Institutional Decay, and Polarising Elections11m
1 reading
Readings for module 21h
4 practice exercises
Missing the Boat to the 'Third Wave' of Democratisation30m
The Authoritarian Social Contract and the Absence of Politics30m
Now is the Winter of Our Discontent30m
The Absence of Politics: Fear, Stability, Institutional Decay, and Polarising Elections30m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Institutions

4 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 43 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
4 videos
3b. The Miracle of Politics: Accountability and Effectiveness9m
3c. Contestation of Models: Is 'Good Governance' a Western or an Islamic Idea?10m
3d. Contingency, Trajectories and Performance Standards12m
1 reading
Readings for module 310m
4 practice exercises
The Necessity of Politics: Power and Authority30m
The Miracle of Politics: Accountability and Effectiveness30m
Contestation of Models: Is 'Good Governance' a Western or an Islamic Idea?30m
Contingency, Trajectories and Performance Standards30m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Economics: Bread, Dignity and Freedom

4 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 44 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
4 videos
4b. Labour Market: Insiders and Outsiders8m
4c. Law, Institutions and Economic Performance10m
4d. Trade, Productivity and Rent Seeking: Living on Borrowed Time14m
1 reading
Readings for module 41h
4 practice exercises
Material Base of Discontent30m
Labor Market: Insiders and Outsiders30m
Law, Institutions and Economic Performance30m
Trade, Productivity and Rent Seeking: Living on Borrowed Time30m

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