Regulation, Risk and Economic Life
This information is for the 2013/14 session.
Prof Bridget Hutter STC.S217 and Dr Nigel Dodd
This course is compulsory on the MSc in Economy, Risk and Society . This course is available on the MPA in European Public and Economic Policy, MPA in International Development, MPA in Public Policy and Management, MPA in Public and Economic Policy, MPA in Public and Social Policy, MPhil/PhD in Accounting, MSc in Accounting, Organisations and Institutions, MSc in Culture and Society, MSc in Environmental Policy and Regulation, MSc in Management and Regulation of Risk, MSc in Political Sociology, MSc in Public Management and Governance, MSc in Regulation, MSc in Regulation (Research), MSc in Risk and Finance and MSc in Sociology. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
This course introduces students to sociological perspectives on economic life and risk regulation in advanced industrial societies. Topics include economic sociology, state risk regulation including regulatory variations, enforcement and business responses, economic and civil society sources of regulation, organizational risk management, science, experts and risk regulation, globalization, and trends in risk regulation. The course will draw upon a broad international literature on social and economic regulation and case studies from the environmental, financial and public health domains.
25 hours of seminars in the MT. 25 hours of seminars in the LT. 5 hours of seminars in the ST.
Beckert, J (2002) Beyond the Market: the Social Foundations of Economic Efficiency Princeton University Press; Bernstein, P L (1996) Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk (Princeton University Press) ; Hutter, B.M. and Power, M.K. (eds) (2005) Organizational Encounters with Risk, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press; Pinch, T and Swedberg, R (eds) (2008) Living in a Material World: Economic Sociology Meets Science and Technology Studies MIT Press; Smesler, N. & Swedberg, R. (eds) (2005) The Handbook of Economic Sociology; Swedberg, R. (2003) Principles of Economic Sociology Princeton University Press.
Exam (70%, duration: 3 hours) in the main exam period.
Project (30%, 3000 words) in the ST.
Two hard copies of the assessed project, with submission sheets attached to each, to be handed in to the Administration Office, S219A, no later than 16:30 on the first Wednesday of Summer Term. An additional copy to be uploaded to Moodle no later than 18:00 on the same day.
Attendance at all seminars and submission of all set coursework is required.
Student performance results
|Classification||% of students|
Total students 2012/13: 14
Average class size 2012/13: 14
Value: One Unit
Personal development skills
- Team working
- Problem solving
- Commercial awareness
- Specialist skills
Course survey results
(2012/13 combined)1 = "best" score, 5 = "worst" score
The scores below are average responses.
Response rate: 50%
Reading list (Q2.1)
Course satisfied (Q2.4)