- Code POLS4032
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Politics and International Relations
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Political Science
- Areas of interest International Relations, Political Sciences, Human Rights, Politics
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
This is a graduate level seminar course. While the title is 'Globalisation', we will simply call it 'International Political Economy' class. International political economy has been defined as "the reciprocal and dynamic interaction in international relations of the pursuit of wealth and the pursuit of power" (Gilpin, 1975: 43). In our own pursuit of knowledge about the global political economy, we will begin with an examination of the alternative theoretical perspectives through which its structures, processes, and dynamics have been interpreted. Our attention will then turn to the structure and processes of the global political economy as we examine international trade, regional integration, monetary and exchange rate relations, international finance, the globalisation of production and development.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- explain the principal debates in the literature on globalisation and the distinctive features of the contemporary era of globalisation;
- analyse the economic forces driving globalisation;
- discuss the relationship between globalisation and development;
- illustrate how globalisation has affected companies and the geography of manufacturing; and
- discuss the constraints globalisation imposes on the autonomy of sovereign states.
- Research Paper, 3500 words (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Review essays, 2 x 1250 words each (20% each) (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Class participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 24 hours of seminars over 12 weeks; and
b) 106 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
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