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Principles of Political Economy: Economics & Politics (PH336-15)


This module runs in the Spring Term and is worth 15 CATS


This Module is only available to final year PPE students.

This module is concerned with the governance at both a national and global level, and considers this topic from the perspective of both economics and politics as academic disciplines. The focus is on the extent to which these perspectives complement or conflict with each other. We will study four specific areas where these perspectives overlap.


The objective is to enable students to develop a broad understanding of the impacts of the differing perspectives of economics and politics as academic disciplines on national and global governance, to understand the strengths and weaknesses of each methodological approach, and when they can be complementary.


In this module students must attend 2 hours of lectures and 1 hour of seminars per week

Lectures for 2017-18
  • Thursdays 4 - 6pm in OCO.02
Seminars for 2017-18

Seminars for this course start in week 3

There will be no seminars in reading week (week 6)

Please sign up for a seminar group using Tabula.


This module is formally assessed in the following ways:

  • 15% 1500-word assessed essay (due 12 noon on Thursday 15th March 2018 - Week 10, Term 2)
  • 85% Examination (2 hour in Term 3)


Alas, there is no single textbook which adequately covers this course. (However, A Hindmoor Rational Choice is very useful and extra copies have been ordered for the Library). Consequently, readings are itemized below by weekly topic. Where possible, readings are uploaded to the module website. Still others may be suggested and/or up-loaded web-site when we reach each topic. Items that are not uploaded are available from the library, either electronically or in hard copy. We expect you to read, as a minimum, 2 of the listed readings each week.


Materials are accessible through Moodle.

    Module Tutors

    Sahil Dutta

    Dr Sahil Dutta

    s dot dutta dot 1 at warwick dot ac dot uk

    Ben lockwood

    Professor Ben lockwood 

    b dot lockwood at warwick dot ac dot uk