Macedonia, Kriva Palanka, Macedonia

Political Economy and Society in Socialism

when 1 May 2017 - 10 May 2017
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 ECTS
fee EUR 270

The focus of this course will be:
- the nature of economic systems;
- planned socialism and market socialism);
- the worldwide performance of different systems and the collapse of the command economies;
- the process of transition and the performance of transition during the 1990s (the first decade);

Course leader

Prof.d-r Ines Crvenkovska-Risteska, Skopje (Macedonia)
Prof.d-r Davorin Trpeski (Macedonia)
Prof. d-r Peter Simonic, Ljubljana (Slovenia)

Target group

Students at the Spring School Ethnography of Socialism

Course aim

The purpose of the course is to foster analytical understanding central planning in totalitarian and socialistic societies. In this course students will learn how to assess the relative efficacy of a centralized, non-market socialist or communist economic system. Students will understand the key pillars a socialist/communist system. They will be able to explain the mechanisms of resource allocation and income distribution in a socialist/communist system. Students will also be able to articulate the various
factors that contributed to the breakdown of socialist/communist system in such
countries as Russia, Eastern European and other former Soviet Union (FSU)
economies.

Fee info

EUR 270: For accommodation, food and course fee