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Learner Career Outcomes

50%

started a new career after completing these courses

44%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

17%

got a pay increase or promotion

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 18 hours to complete

Suggested: 6-8 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

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Richard Thomas Griffiths 

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Introduction into this course

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 22 min), 6 readings
4 videos
Introduction to Political Economy6m
The Evolution of Political Economy7m
International Political Economy6m
6 readings
Meet the instructor & his team5m
Leiden University: Facts & Figures10m
Tips for studying online5m
Community Guidelines 5m
What is your learning path?5m
Reading for International Political Economy30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Data used in Political Economy

2 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 59 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
11 videos
Visualization: World Maps4m
Political Economy and Data6m
Population7m
Visualization: World Map of Population2m
Output (GDP current values)6m
Visualization: World Map of GDP (Current Values)3m
Output (GDP PPP)7m
Visualization: World Map of GDP PPP3m
Poverty8m
Visualization: World Map of Human Development Index3m
1 reading
Reading for Data in Political Economy30m
1 practice exercise
Data used in Political Economy20m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Trust

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 44 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
Measuring Trust8m
Trust results and Criticism8m
Visualization: World Map of Trust3m
Causes and Consequences8m
Correlation and Regression8m
1 reading
Reading for Trust30m
1 practice exercise
Trust20m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Society and Fragmentation

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 52 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
9 videos
Visualization: World Map of Ethnic Fragmentation2m
Linguistic Fragmentation7m
Visualization: World Map of Linguistic Diversity2m
Religious Fragmentation6m
Visualization: World Map of Religious Diversity1m
Income and Wealth Inequality9m
Visualization: World Map of Income Inequality4m
Inequality, Fragmentation and Trust8m
1 reading
Society and Fragmentation30m
1 practice exercise
Society and Fragmentation20m
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Top reviews from Political Economy of Institutions and Development

By AKNov 12th 2017

Simply presented and at the same time so informative! You don't have to be an expert to understand. I would definitely recommend it. Thank you for this course Mr.Griffiths and Leiden Universiteit :) .

By HTJan 17th 2018

It was really an amazing course. I like Prof Griffith's approach and his diligence. I have learnt a lot and the course helped me to sharpen my understanding about political economy. Thanks a lot.

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  • The book 'Configuring the World. A critical Political Economy approach' (April 2016) was written by Prof. Richard Griffiths and is available through www.configuringtheworld.com or HIPEresearch.com - $32.49 for a hard cover / $9.99 for an ebook

    10% revenues will go to Handicap International for whom his daughter works in West Africa.

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