Regulation, Risk and Economic Life
This information is for the 2018/19 session.
Dr Rebecca Elliott STC S211 and Prof Nigel Dodd STC S106
This course is compulsory on the MSc in Economy, Risk and Society . This course is available on the MPA Dual Degree (LSE and Columbia), MPA Dual Degree (LSE and Hertie), MPA Dual Degree (LSE and NUS), MPA Dual Degree (LSE and Sciences Po), MPA Dual Degree (LSE and Tokyo), MPA in International Development, MPA in Public Policy and Management, MPA in Public and Economic Policy, MPA in Public and Social Policy, MPA in Social Impact, MPhil/PhD in Accounting, MSc in Culture and Society, MSc in Environmental Policy and Regulation, MSc in Political Sociology, MSc in Regulation, MSc in Risk and Finance, MSc in Sociology and Master of Public Administration. 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. 2 hours and 30 minutes of seminars in the ST.
Reading weeks: week 6 MT and week 6 LT.
Aspers, P & Dodd, N (eds) (2015) Re-Imagining Economic Sociology (Oxford University Press); Beck, U. (1999) World Risk Society. Cambridge: Polity; 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); Dodd, N (2014) The Social Life of Money (Princeton University Press); Hutter, B.M.. (ed) (2010) Anticipating Risks and Organizing Risk Regulation, Cambridge University 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 summer exam period.
Essay (30%, 3000 words) in the ST.
Two hard copies of the assessed essay, with submission sheets attached to each, to be handed in to the Administration Office, S116, 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
(2014/15 - 2016/17 combined)
|Classification||% of students|
Total students 2017/18: 27
Average class size 2017/18: 27
Controlled access 2017/18: Yes
Value: One Unit
Personal development skills
- Team working
- Problem solving
- Commercial awareness
- Specialist skills