• Offered by Department of International Relations
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject International Relations
  • Areas of interest International Relations
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Richard Carney
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2014
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This is an introductory course to the subject area of international political economy. It is not a course on economics and students are not expected to have any background in the study of economics although some economic concepts will be employed and discussed. The focus of this unit is on the politics of (international) economic activity and phenomena. The unit aims to introduce students to the subject area of international political economy and to develop their research and analytical skills in the study thereof. It is intended for students who have had no previous background in the subject. The unit will include a review of the principal theoretical approaches to the study of international political economy as well as examine the major issue areas in the post-war global economy: trade, international finance, foreign direct investment, international debt, globalization and regionalization. By the end of the unit, students should have an understanding of the main issues dominating the international/global political economy as well as the ability to engage critically with them.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On completion of this course, students should be able to:
  1. Analyse current events in the global political economy with a historically informed and analytically rigorous approach.
  2. Write concise analyses (such as a newspaper commentary, policy statement, or short paper) on how domestic and international politics influence international trade, finance, and production.
  3. Identify the key elements of a complex case (such as whether a company should engage in a trade dispute via the WTO or how policymakers should respond to a financial crisis) and offer a convincing argument about which policy option to pursue.


Indicative Assessment

Assessment: 5,000 - 6,000 words of written assessment, comprising essays, seminar papers and an examination.

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Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1926
2004 $1926
2005 $2190
2006 $2190
2007 $2520
2008 $2592
2009 $2670
2010 $2718
2011 $2778
2012 $2808
2013 $2808
2014 $2808
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3708
2004 $3708
2005 $3708
2006 $3816
2007 $3816
2008 $3816
2009 $3816
2010 $3942
2011 $3942
2012 $3942
2013 $3942
2014 $3942
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8770 21 Jul 2014 08 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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