- Class Number 3984
- Term Code 3030
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- AsPr Wesley Widmaier
- AsPr Wesley Widmaier
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 24/02/2020
- Class End Date 05/06/2020
- Census Date 08/05/2020
- Last Date to Enrol 02/03/2020
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. Instead, the focus of course is on the politics of (international) economic activity and phenomena. The course 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 regionalisation.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Understand the main issues dominating the international/global political economy
- Analyse current events in the global political economy with a historically informed and analytically rigorous approach
- Write concise analyses on how domestic and international politics influence international trade, finance, and production
- Identify the key elements of complex cases and offer convincing arguments about which policy options to pursue
Readings will be posted on Wattle
Suggested readings will be posted on Wattle
Staff FeedbackStudents will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Written comments
- Verbal comments
- Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups
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|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Introduction and Overview|
|2||Basic Concepts – International Relations and Economics|
|3||The Pax Britannica and Classical Foundations - Trade and Money / Historical Contexts|
|4||The Pax Americana and Keynesian Revolutions - Aggregate Demand / Historical Contexts||Quiz Week - Week Beginning March 16|
|5||Research Week - International Studies Meetings|
|6||Neoclassical Syntheses - Trade-offs and Trinities / Historical Contexts|
|7||American Decline? / Rational Expectations - Policy Ineffectiveness / Historical Contexts||Paper Topic/Literature Review - Due 24 April|
|8||America Resurgent? / The Neoliberal Order / Historical Contexts|
|9||Central Banking and The Great Moderation / Historical Contexts|
|10||The Global Financial Crisis and Its Consequences - From the G2 to Global Populism|
|11||Australia in the World Economy / Rethinking IPE Theory|
|12||Conclusions||Final Paper Due - 29 May|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Paper Topic/Literature Review||30 %||24/04/2020||08/05/2020||1,2,3|
|Final paper||50 %||29/05/2020||02/07/2020||1,2,3|
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Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2
Week of March 16
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3
Paper Topic/Literature Review
Due Friday 24 April at 11:55
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3
Due Friday 29 May at 11.55 pm.
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