Globalisation 2 (Spring/Summer) (L4043)
Globalisation 2: Migration, Economy and Politics
Module details for 2008 cohort.
FHEQ Level 6
By the end of the course, a successful student should be able to:
Demonstrate an understanding of the nature, extent and effects of economic globalisation
Demonstrate an understanding of political forms of globalisation and the status of the nation-state in the light of debates on globalisation
Reflect on war worldwide and the balance of power in the current world order
Reflect on migration and its effects on national societies
Show an in-depth critical awareness of a specific area of the course and an ability to develop a critical argument about it.
We live in a fast-moving world where companies and trade are often international and money can be globally mobile in an instant. Media images and cultural products are transported globally and tourism and migration are important parts of everyday social experience. Politics is often carried out at supranational levels, whether through international organisations or global social movements. Processes such as these make distance over space less important and interdependency across the globe affects all societies. They raise questions to do with cultural identity, power, inequality and conflict. The two globalisation courses in the department investigate the causes, nature and consequences of globalisation. One looks at 'history, theory and culture' and the other at 'migration, economy and politics'.
'Globalisation: migration, economy and politics' looks at causes, types and effects of global migration, historically and today. It examines the degree to which world economics have been globalised by factors such as the growth of transnational corporations, the mobility of money and international economic interdependency. It examines the degree to which global trade helps to include poorer countries or leads to greater inequality. The course examines the extent to which politics has been globalised through factors such as the rise of international organisations and the global nature of social problems and at whether the nation-state is in decline. The course also looks at war and power globally in the 21st century, the nature of the world order and at the distribution of power amongst states in the world.
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Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.
Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.
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