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Regional transformation and development: Sociological theories and practices

  • Autumn 2024
  • Next course: 02. September - 20. September 2024
  • CRD Core Course | 4 ECTS
  • Course:CRD0104

About the course

The course discusses the topic of regional transformation and development from socio-political and sociological perspectives. Drawing on a broad set of international examples, it provides students with conceptual as well as practice-oriented classes that allow them to understand regional transformation. Students contribute to debates about regional development and engage in multi-stakeholder processes on regional development.


Learning outcome

On completion of the course a student:

  • can critically read and discuss scientific literature related to regional transformation and development.
  • can critically assess the role of discourses in regional transformation and development.
  • can operationalize and apply theoretical concepts of regional transformation and development in the design of a participatory multi-stakeholder process.
  • can present in layman’s terms scientific insights related to regional transformation and development.


Prerequisites: No prerequisites registered for the course

Assessment: 10% Class participation; 40% class assignments and 50% final project

Final Exam: Assignment