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POLIS 2130 - International Political Economy

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: At least 12 units of Level I undergraduate study
Incompatible: POLI 2130
Assessment: Tutorial participation 10%, Tutorial presentation 10%, Course test 1 15%, Course test 2 20%, Major essay 45%
Syllabus:

International political economy has traditionally brought together the study of the international economy with that of national and international politics in an effort to shed light over their mutual influences. More recently, scholars in the field have recognized that the reality of international economic relations is also culturally mediated and socially constructed. To understand how economic structures and political institutions interact with each other, it is therefore necessary to factor culture in. This course will explore how these three spheres the economy, politics, and culture interact with one another in a broad spectrum of areas, such as the political economy of international trade; the political economy of money and central banking; the political economy of international finance; the political economy of global financial crises; the political economy of multinational corporations; and illegal international political economy. These issues will be explored at both the conceptual and policy levels to give students a solid theoretical and empirical grounding in the study of the global economy. The course will enable students to gain a better understanding of very topical issues that range from the origin and evolution of the recent global financial crisis; the process of European monetary unification, the birth of the euro, the ongoing euro-debt crisis and the prospect of disintegration of the eurozone; the rise and global diffusion of central bank independence, the emergence and development of global standards on business and human rights and their influence on the business practices of multinational corporations in a variety of industries, including oil, gas, and mining.

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  Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution
Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 1 $820 Band 1 $820 select program select program


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 12/08/2019 Sat 31/08/2019 Fri 20/09/2019 Fri 01/11/2019


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21104 LE01 66 7 29 Jul - 16 Sep Monday 2pm - 4pm Barr Smith South, 534, Forum Lecture Theatre
7 Oct - 28 Oct Monday 2pm - 4pm Barr Smith South, 534, Forum Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21105 TU05 22 FULL 31 Jul - 18 Sep Wednesday 12pm - 1pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
9 Oct - 30 Oct Wednesday 12pm - 1pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
21106 TU04 22 7 29 Jul - 16 Sep Monday 5pm - 6pm Ligertwood, 228, Teaching Room
7 Oct - 28 Oct Monday 5pm - 6pm Ligertwood, 228, Teaching Room
21109 TU01 22 FULL 29 Jul - 16 Sep Monday 4pm - 5pm Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room
7 Oct - 28 Oct Monday 4pm - 5pm Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room