INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND THE GLOBAL ECONOMY

POL1EEH

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject examines the interaction between the global economy and international politics. It examines the emergence of the global economy and its interactions with the international system of states. It begins with the historical development of the global economy, focusing on developments since 1945. It then introduces the key actors in the global economy and the international system with a particular focus on states, institutions such as the WTO, IMF and World Bank, firms and non-state actors. The third section examines the key processes in the global economy including globalization, production, international trade, and the international monetary and finance systems. The final section considers a range of pressing global issues: the politics of the global environment and climate change, inequality and poverty, the question of America's decline and the revival of state capitalism.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJasmine-Kim Westendorf

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Only available to students in Bachelor of International Relations (ABIR), Bachelor of Laws/International Relations (LWLINT) or Bachelor of International Business (LBIB).

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Core subject at first-year for Bachelor of International Relations (ABIR), Bachelor of Laws/International Relations (LWLINT) and Bachelor of International Business (LBIB).

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsWorld PoliticsPrescribedHeywood, A.BASINGSTOKE, PALGRAVE MACMILLAN, 2011.
ReadingsAn Introduction to International Relations: Australian PerspectivesRecommendedRichard Devetak, Anthony Burke and Jim George (eds)CAMBRIDGE: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2007
ReadingsIssues in 21st Century World PoliticsRecommendedMark Beeson and Nick Bisley (eds)BASINGSTOKE: PALGRAVE, 2010
ReadingsThe Globalization of World PoliticsRecommendedBaylis, J. and Smith, S.3RD EDN, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS 2005
ReadingsUnderstanding International RelationsRecommendedChris Brown and Kirsten Ainley4TH EDITION, BASINGSTOKE: PALGRAVE-MACMILLAN, 2009

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Write a number of different types of work that show an ability to respond critically to a range of texts that present competing views about the ideas, institutions and issues in the global economy.

Activities:
Essay, short answer piece, take home exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving
Writing
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking

02. Write shorter and longer pieces of work that demonstrate the ability to apply key concepts in the academic study of international relations to analysis of issues in the global economy.

Activities:
Essay, short answer piece, take home exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Creative Problem-solving
Writing
Critical Thinking

03. Write shorter and longer pieces of work that show an understanding of of the most important actors, processes and issues in the global economy and the historical context in which they have emerged.

Activities:
Essay, short answer piece, take home exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Creative Problem-solving
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking

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