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The Societal Organisation of Markets


This is a full-time course given during five weeks of the semester, starting September 30th.

Course information
•    Syllabus

•   Reading list 


Course description

In this course we discuss the human practices of economic exchange. Markets are seen as human phenomena. The focus will therefore be on for example how markets are organized and how the economy (resource management) can be seen as a social, political, and cultural phenomena as well as how the economy and society are interrelated. Social sciences studies of markets (market studies) is an interdisciplinary research area that approaches the economy from the point of view of economic social and everyday life. Accordingly, markets are understood as actively created and organised forms of exchange which can be explained in relation to the social, cultural, material and historical contexts of individuals and groups

How to apply

Students at Service Management: Apply through LADOK at Studentportalen. Information about the application will be sent out to our students before Summer. 

Students at the Faculty of Social Sciences:
You apply through the Swedish application site Deadline April 15th.
Log in using your LU student ID. First select Lund University in the drop-down menu and enter your LU login and password. You may be able to log in with your original ID from university admissions, but by proving you are a current student at LU you will avoid the application fee.

More information can be found at Graduate school at the Faculty of Social Sciences. Link to the Third Term Handbook at Graduate school