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The Quality of Government in a Comparative Perspective

Master's level | 15 credits | Course code: SK2212
Spring 2020
100% Day
Göteborg
Period: 20 January 2020 - 25 March 2020
INSTRUCTION LANGUAGE: English
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

Corruption and its related problems are now seen as having devastating effects not only on economic growth, but also on the viability of democratic processes, the legitimacy of public policies in areas such as social insurance, employment and education and, not least, the overall social fabric of society. In this course, you will study the importance of the quality of government (QoG) institutions for economic and democratic development as well as social and environmental sustainability. We will critically evaluate questions such as how QoG might be defined; the importance of QoG for democracy, economic growth, the rule of law, social capital, inequality, social policies and citizens’ individual well-being; and, whether the concept of QoG is universally applicable or limited to the Western liberal democracies. For those who aspire to win the Nobel Prize, answer this: what does it take for countries to change from low to high quality political institutions?

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: Admission to the course requires the successful completion of a minimum of 15 credits from courses at the second cycle in Political Science or a minimum of the successful completion of 15 credits from courses in one of the programmes Master's Programme in European Studies or Master's Programme in International Administration and Global Governance or equivalent knowledge. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.  

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 21 003 SEK
First payment: 21 003 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on: http://www.universityadmissions.se

Study Guidance

Student counsellor, +46 31 786 1189, studentcounselling@pol.gu.se

Department

Department of Political Science
Box 711
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Sprängkullsgatan 19

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