• Class Number 4214
  • Term Code 3330
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Dr Quynh Nguyen
    • Dr Quynh Nguyen
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 20/02/2023
  • Class End Date 26/05/2023
  • Census Date 31/03/2023
  • Last Date to Enrol 27/02/2023
SELT Survey Results

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.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. explain the principal debates in the literature on globalisation and the distinctive features of the contemporary era of globalisation;
  2. analyse the economic forces driving globalisation;
  3. discuss the relationship between globalisation and development;
  4. illustrate how globalisation has affected companies and the geography of manufacturing; and
  5. discuss the constraints globalisation imposes on the autonomy of sovereign states.

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:

  • written comments
  • verbal comments
  • feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.

Other Information

The information provided is a preliminary Class Outline. A finalised version will be available on Wattle and will be accessible after enrolling in this course. All updates, changes and further information will be uploaded on the course Wattle site and will not be updated on Programs and Courses throughout the semester. Any questions or concerns should be directed to the Course Convenor.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Introduction and course overview
2 Faces of economic globalisation
3 Block I: Globalisation and Development Response paper
4 Block I: Globalisation and Development Response paper
5 Block II: Globalisation and the Environment Response paper
6 Block II: Globalisation and the Environment Response paper
7 Research workshop Research proposal presentation
8 Block III: Globalisation and Peace & Conflict Response paper
9 Block III: Globalisation and Peace & Conflict Response paper
10 Block IV: Backlash against Globalisation Response paper
11 Block IV: Backlash against Globalisation Research paper
12 Conclusion and Semester Review

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment
Class participation (10%) 10 % * *
4 Response papers (10% each) 40 % * *
Research proposal presentation (10%) 10 % 19/04/2023 26/04/2023
Research paper (40%) 40 % 17/05/2023 31/05/2023

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details


ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website. In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 10 %
Learning Outcomes: 

Class participation (10%)

Consistent attendance and a high level of engagement in the seminar; keeping up with the assigned readings; and actively contributing to the conversations generated during your discussion sections and participating in any activities that are introduced during our meetings

Assessment Task 2

Value: 40 %
Learning Outcomes: 

4 Response papers (10% each)

Each student will complete four response papers; each paper should be about 750 words (+/10%). Each response paper must be submitted to Turnitin no later than 5pm on the Monday before the seminar that will discuss your selected reading. (For example: If you choose to write your response paper on a reading that is assigned for Week 4’s class (Wednesday, 15th March 2023), then you will need to submit your response paper on that reading at latest by Monday, 13th March 5pm.)

The idea of the response papers is to analyse and discuss the selected reading. You may begin with a (very) short summary of the reading (1-2 sentences), but the main task is a critical evaluation of the reading. Rather than summarise the reading, you should focus on what you see as the strengths and weaknesses of the readings; and – perhaps most importantly – what theoretical issues and empirical questions for future research are raised by the reading. You may think of this as akin to writing a journal review: the best reviews quickly summarise the contribution; discuss what they like about the paper (indeed, the best reviewers are advocates for papers they love; not only critics of those they dislike); and discuss what could be changed or improved.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 19/04/2023
Return of Assessment: 26/04/2023
Learning Outcomes: 

Research proposal presentation (10%)

The presentation should be no longer than 10 minutes. Students present their research proposals during our research workshop on 19 April, 2023. The proposal presentation should include the following elements: 1) Research problem, 2) Literature review, 3) Research aim, question or hypothesis, 4) Research methodology, and 5) Proposed outcomes of research.

Assessment Task 4

Value: 40 %
Due Date: 17/05/2023
Return of Assessment: 31/05/2023
Learning Outcomes: 

Research paper (40%)

The research paper is due on 17th May 2023, 5pm. The paper should be about 3,500 words long (+/-10%) (excluding references). This paper should develop a specific research question engaging with one of the key themes of the course; generate testable hypotheses that address this research question; and provide a research design to test the paper's main hypotheses. While you are not expected to actually carry out the empirical test, the research design should describe each step of the empirical testing process.


Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically, committing to honest and responsible scholarly practice and upholding these values with respect and fairness.

The ANU commits to assisting all members of our community to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle and Academic Misconduct Rule, uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with.

The Academic Misconduct Rule is in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Very minor breaches of the academic integrity principle may result in a reduction of marks of up to 10% of the total marks available for the assessment. The ANU offers a number of online and in person services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. Visit the Academic Skills website for more information about academic integrity, your responsibilities and for assistance with your assignments, writing skills and study.

Online Submission

You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.

Hardcopy Submission

For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

Late Submission

Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:

  • Late submission not permitted. If submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date is not permitted, a mark of 0 will be awarded.
  • Late submission permitted. Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.

Referencing Requirements

Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information.
In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service – including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy.
If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes.

Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).

Dr Quynh Nguyen

Research Interests

International Political Economy, Environmental Politics, Development Studies, Public Opinion, Experimental Methods

Dr Quynh Nguyen

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Dr Quynh Nguyen

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Dr Quynh Nguyen

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