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2951601         

Political Economy Theory I                                                  
POL ECON THEORY  I
3(3-0-9)
     
  Classical theory of wages, surplus, labour theory of value, income distribution; comparative analysis of classical economists and Karl Marx, particularly on surplus value, capital accumulation and crises of capitalist development; political economy after Marx such as theory of imperialism, dependency theory and theory of articulation of modes of production, as well as theories of ideology, states and classes and analysis on neo-liberalism, ecological economics and economic of culture; theories on the economies of the peasants, artisans, and small-scale, commodity producers such as anarchist theories and A.V. Chayanov’s theory of peasant farm organization; a brief survey of political economy theories and thinkings in Thailand.
     
2951604

Institutional Theories of Economics                        
INSTITUT THEO ECON

3(3-0-9)
     
 

Theoretical approach, analysis and content of the institutional school of economic theory; analysis of major work of Veblen, Weber, Marx, Polanyi, Galbraith, Marxists; institutional approaches with neo-classical and Keynesian economic theories; application of institutional economic theory to economic behaviors in less developed countries.

     
2951611

Comparative Economic History                                           
COMP ECON HIS

3(3-0-9)
     
 

Application of Marxist and structuralist theories; historical economic development; the development of capitalism and its crisis, comparative studies on capitalist development in Western Europe, Latin America, East Asia and South East Asia.

     
2951612

Economic and Cultural History of Thailand            
ECON CUL HIS THAI

3(3-0-9)
     
 

Thai economy, political economy school, economy and culture of Tai, community economy and feudalism, methodology and theory of community economy, capitalism and its impact on community economy, the expansion of capitalism,  the discourses of Thai socio-economic development on capitalism or community.

     
2951613

Political Economy of the Rural Studies                               
POL ECON RU STUD

3(3-0-9)
     
  Different theoretical concepts on rural community and the debates, the concept of development to modernization, Marxism, dependency, co-operative and solidarism, community culture, anarchism and Chayanov economic thought,    problems of Thai rural studies, problems of theoretical concepts and the limitation of experience, problems of data at micro level related to family lives in communities, problems of categorization on production and the process of reproductions, socio-political movement, ruling system in rural areas, problems of the relations between local agriculture and local industries, and between local economy and national and international economy.
     
2951614

Political Economy of Gender and Development                  
POL ECON GEND DEV

3(3-0-9)
     
 

Theories and views of political economy related to genders, the relationships between women and men in politico-economic system, the evolution of the roles of women in politico-economic system; power and interest relations between women and men in policy making, the origination, roles and the struggle in the form of social movement for right, freedom and equality, and social policy related to homosexual and heterosexual relationship.

     
2951615

Social Science Philosophy and the Methodology                   
of Political Economy Research

3(3-0-9)
  SS PHIL METH RES  
     
 

The philosophy of social science and political economy, the trend of philosophy and  its influence on theories and analytical methods in social science; comparative research methodologies and their relationship to different social philosophies.

     
2951616

Economics for Political Economists                         
ECON  POL ECONO

3(3-0-9)
     
 

Production and producers’ behavior; consumption and consumers’ behavior, markets and characteristics of  markets; macroeconomics related to political economy of various countries, National Products and economic sectors, inflation, monetary system  and finance, trades and production related to external sectors and foreign capital, debt and balance of payment, policy making at macro level connected with political economy of various countries.

     
2951617

Political Economy of Public Policy                                       
POL ECON PUB POLI

3(3-0-9)
     
 

Concepts and theories of public policy and public choice; the policy of civil society and people participation; the public policy under globalization and world institutions; the impact of public policy on economy, politics, society, culture and environment

     
2951618*

Globalization of Capitalism and Labour                              
GLOB CAP LABOUR       

3(3-0-9)
     
  Role of labour in the process of industrialization; strategy of industrialization; impact of industrialization on labour, both rural and urban; labour in backward sectors, especially the self employed and the employed in informal activities; roles and characteristics of state and modern sector, including their impact on labour;  the impact of globalization on labour force and labour movement; Thai labour under globalization
     
2951619*

Political Economy Theory  II                                    
POL ECON THEO   II

3(3-0-9)
     
 

Modern political economy of Liberalism, Neo-conservatives and public choice theory; institutional economics, ecological economics and economics of culture.

     
2951620* History of Politico-economic Thoughts and Doctrines        
HIST POL ECON THO
3(3-0-9)
     
 

History of politico-economic thoughts and doctrines in the context of their historical eras, the divine right and the absolutist doctrines; classical liberalism; Utopian Socialism; Liberalism; Marxism; Marxism-Leninism; Democratic Marxism; Liberal Socialism; Anarchism; Narodnik thinkings and the theory of A.V. Chayanov; the idea of Mariategui; Fascism; Nazism; politico-economic doctrines in China, India and Japan, political and economic thoughts in Thailand.

     
2951621* Theories of Social Movement in Globalization                   
THEO SOC MOV GLOB
3(3-0-9)
     
 

Concepts, theories and process of the formation, development and institutionalization of peasant, labour and people movements, occuring in different periods of time including in feudal, colonial and capitalist societies; status and role in setting policies and political and economic system of the country.

     
2951622*

Political Economy of Thailand                                              
POL ECON THAI

3(3-0-9)
     
 

The  development  of  the  Thai  political  economy;  the  unbalanced  growth  development  of  the  socio-political  economy under  the  globalization;  the  crisis  of  the  Thai  economy  and  monetary  system;  the  current  structure  of  the  Thai  socio-political  economy;  the  unequal  relations  in  the  Thai  socio  political  economic  system;  the  political  power  and  the  allocation  of  economic  and  business  interests,  the  corporatism  in  the  Thai  political economy,  the  poverty  and  poverty  eradication,  sufficiency  economy  and  community  economy.

     
2951623* Political Economy of Financial Globalization                       
POL ECON FIN GLOB
3(3-0-9)
     
  Development of international monetary and its trend both at macro and micro levels; monetary policy; the effects of political economic factors on monetary policy; effect of monetary policy on political economic development; development of financial sector, money market, capital market and future commodity markets, the effects of political economic factors on the development of these markets; the effects of the financial sector on the political economic changes; the impact of financial globalization on the development of world capitalism.
     
2951624

International Political Economy                                           
INTER POL ECON

3(3-0-9)
     
 

The flow and direction of foreign investment and the importance of the Transnational Corporations in international division of labour, the global political economic change and the globalization of capital, the process of capital globalization, the world organizing and its international political economic relations.

     
2951625*  Political Economy of Transnational Businesses                  
POL ECON TRAN BUS
3(3-0-9)
     
 

Concepts  and  theories  on  foreign  investments  and  transnational  businesses;  the  development  of  transnational  capitals  and  businesses;  the  globalization  of  capitals  and  businesses;  the  transnational  operations  of  the businesses  and  the  international  relations  on  political  economy;  the  transnational  operations  of  businesses  and  their  effects  on  labor;  the  transnational  operations  of  businesses  and  the  change  of  local  communities;  the  public  policy  on  foreign  investments  and  transnational  businesses;  the  influence  of  transnational  corporations  on  political  economy  of  the  developing  countries.

     
2951626* Problems on Political Economy                                            
PROB POL ECON
3(3-0-9)
     
 

The  problems  of  concepts  and  theories  on  political economy;  the  problems  of  knowledge   and  understanding  about  political  economy;  the  problems  of  international  political  economy;  the  problems  of  globalization;  the  problems  of  unequal  relations  between  developed  and  developing  countries;  the  problems  of  neo  liberalism,  the  problems  of  international trade  and  investment  under  the  agreements of  WTO  and  FTA;  the  problems  originated  from  the  ideologies  and  cultures  of  the  western  and  muslim  societies;  the  problems  of  poverty  and  the  causes  of  poverty  in  the  capitalism;  the  problems  of  natural  resources  and  environment  in  the  current  situation;  the  problems of  socio-political-economic  development under  capitalism; the  alternatives for socio-political economic  development.

     
2951707

Special Topics in Political Economy                         
SPEC TOP POL ECON

3(3-0-9)
     
 

In-depth study of any topic in political economy to gain special knowledge; topics to be announced each semester.

     
2951708

Individual Study in Political Economy                                  

3(0-6-6)
     
 

Approved specific topic in political economy of individual interest. 

     
2951811 Thesis                                                                        
THESIS
12   Credits
     
2951817*

Research Paper                                                        
RESEARCH PAPER

6   Credits

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