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Institutions and Governance - Economics, Political Science, and Public Policy

Duke Kunshan University

48 months
55880 USD/year
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The Institutions and Governance - Economics, Political Science, and Public Policy major from Duke Kunshan University enables students to study the formal and informal rules that societies use to govern themselves at the local, national, and global levels.


Key Features

By focusing on institutions and governance as a guiding framework, students can better understand the dynamics of wealth and poverty, innovation versus technological/economic stagnation, and stability versus turmoil in different states and societies.  

Students in this Institutions and Governance - Economics, Political Science, and Public Policy major at Duke Kunshan University will be exposed to the deep political science, economic, sociological, historical and anthropological explorations of institutional designs in a variety of constructs, such as governments, interest groups and social movements, media, and religion, among others. 

By their senior year, students will be able to speak authoritatively on the comparative theory of institutions, the history of institutional and policy development, the drivers of institutional change, and distributional effects of institutional choices.  Particular attention will be paid to the challenges of governance, such as the processes and structures that societies adopt to manage their collective affairs, with an emphasis on the implementation and evaluation of government programs.

The world is more and more interconnected at a variety of levels and students are going to need a better understanding of the institutions that govern this global integration.  The more that students can identify, analyze and engage with global institutions and understand their governing processes, the more they will be able to navigate these complexities. This focus in Institutions and Governance will prepare students for a variety of careers requiring expertise in public administration, international development, political risk analysis, multinational investment and work in the non-profit sector at both the domestic and international levels.  Students can choose among three disciplinary tracks: Economics, Political Science, or Public Policy.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Conceptions of Democracy and Meritocracy
  • Political Economy of Institutions
  • Political Institutions and Processes
  • Global Governance
  • Modern Chinese Politics

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  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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136 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • High academic credentials and passion for learning
    • Strong English language competency
    • Strong interest in Duke Kunshan's innovative, integrated and interdisciplinary liberal arts curriculum
    • An adventurous spirit and creative thinking orientation
    • A demonstrated desire to have an impact and succeed in life
    • Excited at the unique leadership opportunity being a member of the inaugural class provides

Tuition Fee

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    55880 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 55880 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Kunshan

3980 - 6290 CNY /month
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