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Basic understanding of theories on FDI and political risk.
Ability to assess in detail the various types of political risks affecting FDI.
Ability to select the appropriate risk mitigation strategy for a range of different types of political risks facing FDI.
Understanding political risk analysis applications and assessment techniques.
The key topics that will be addressed in this module include:
FDI theories, the relationship between governance and foreign investors, economic nationalism; natural resource sector and political risk, security risk, expropriation and nationalization; regime type and political risk. The other key topics include: political risk analysis and identifying various types of instruments which help multinational companies stave off political risk.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Students who intend to take this module are strongly recommended to have completed Level 2 Politics or its equivalent, AND relevant economics modules. The module is designed for those who are interested and want to specialize in the field of: International Political Economy, Comparative Political Economy and International Development Studies.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Class Test: There will be a one-hour class test covering 25% of the overall weighting towards the end of the trimester.||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Essay: Term Paper||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Class Test: There will be a one-hour mid-term class test covering 25% of the overall weighting.||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
A detailed written feedback is provided to each student on the term paper assignment (i.e., take home exam) within 20 working days of the deadline for the assignment in according with university policy.
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12||Thurs 14:00 - 14:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 2, 3||Thurs 14:00 - 14:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12||Tues 14:00 - 14:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 3||Tues 14:00 - 14:50|