POLS446-23S1 (D) Semester One 2023 (Distance)

Political Economy of Economic Growth and Development

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023


This course examines the historical major economic, political, and social changes in the world economy in general and a comparative case study focus on East and Southern Asia. Discussion includes factors contributing to increases in economics performance, changes in the form of government, technological change (including industrialization), and episodes of integration and disintegration of the global economy. The course will also survey the impact of colonialism and the development of the nation-state and examines the theoritical approaches to economic development and growth.


Subject to approval of the Head of Department.


POLS407, DIPL407, ILAP671

Course Coordinator

Alex Tan


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Reading summaries 20% 800-1000 words
Discussion question answers 20% Student will download the question sheet from the class LEARN site on the day and will have 24 hours to answer the questions. 400-500 words.
Mid-term test 04 Apr 2022 25%
Final test 30 May 2022 35%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,990.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences .

All POLS446 Occurrences

  • POLS446-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023
  • POLS446-23S1 (D) Semester One 2023 (Distance)