Day: October 1, 2019

Predicting the Future Developments in an Industry

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The historical focus of political economic analysis makes it quite useful as a means of speculating about future developments in a given industry. Establish a solid profile of a given industry in order to develop an argument about possible, or even probable, developments it will undergo.

The Role of Trade in the Development of Africa

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How much of a role did trade play in the development of African societies in this period? Which do you see as more significant- trade within Sub-Saharan Africa or trade with other regions? How would you compare the role of trade in Africa with trade in other parts of the world?

Transitional Government Policies

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Analyze a specific example of a government policy (or policies) that has (or have) inaugurated a major shift in the regional industry of your choice. Over what period did this shift occur? How did this policy come about? Why then? What were the driving forces behind it?

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The Political Economy of Labour

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Mosco identifies labour, and the specific conditions of creative labour, as one of the key issues for those doing political economy of media. Analyze such conditions of labour for a given media industry. What are the key issues or challenges faced by workers in your chosen industry? How have the conditions of labour changed over time?

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