Contemporary Issues in the Global Pol Ec (M1529S)
Contemporary Issues in the Global Political Economy
Module details for 2009 cohort.
FHEQ Level 6
The central theme that running through this course is how the structures of capitalism have to be adjusted or brought into balance with the needs of expanding markets. We begin by looking at attempts by global governance institutions like the WTO to create a largely deregulated world market. We then examine how financial systems are expanding and how the stock market has become a key institution of modern capitalism. We discuss the changing nature of the multinational enterprises and the state as they reorient themselves towards a global market. Finally, we examine empirically the post-Cold War expansion of capitalism into Eastern Europe.
By the end of this course:
Students will have acquired a basic but rigorous understanding of the nature and scope of the topic at hand;
1. They should have developed an appreciation of the global political relevance of the topic;
2. They should have developed skills of close textual reading and analysis;
3. They should have developed basic IT skills involved in accessing materials on the world wide web;
4. They will have experience of conceiving and producing a substantial work of analysis and argument, presented in accordance with professional scholarly standards.
|Dissertation (7000 words)||Summer Term Week 5 Mon 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.
|Spring Term||LECTURE||1 hour||111111111100|
|Spring Term||SEMINAR||2 hours||111111111100|
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