Finance and Power in a Global Age (L2069A)
Finance and Power in a Global Age
Module details for 2009 cohort.
FHEQ Level 6
By the end of the course, a successful student should be able to
1. Identify and assess the various theories for thinking about power in financial markets.
2. Outline and Understand the phases of development of financial globalisation
3. Compare the forms of financial structures in different countries and their implications for the trajectories of development of these countries.
4. Conceive and produce a substantial written work of analysis and argument, about the politics of financial globalisation.
The course focuses on the globalisation of finance and the structures of power relations that drive it. It examines the ways in which global finance is constructed on the basis of power struggles and inversely how financialisation empowers certain actors over others. The course starts with an examination of various forms of financial systems and their social ramifications. It then moves to examine how the process of globalisation affects the evolution of these financial systems and the social struggles over the direction of change. The course then addresses various impacts of financialisation such as: on the project of development; on the convergence of various economic systems; on the formulation of progressive politics. Finally the course turns to the issue of the regulation of finance and the various challenges that it raises for political authorities and social forces.
|Dissertation (7000 words)||Spring Term Week 1 Wed 16:00||100.00%|
Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.
Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.
Dr Samuel Knafo
Please note that the University will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver courses and modules in accordance with the descriptions set out here. However, the University keeps its courses and modules under review with the aim of enhancing quality. Some changes may therefore be made to the form or content of courses or modules shown as part of the normal process of curriculum management.
The University reserves the right to make changes to the contents or methods of delivery of, or to discontinue, merge or combine modules, if such action is reasonably considered necessary by the University. If there are not sufficient student numbers to make a module viable, the University reserves the right to cancel such a module. If the University withdraws or discontinues a module, it will use its reasonable endeavours to provide a suitable alternative module.