GLOBALISATION AND GOVERNANCE: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND THE GLOBAL ECONOMY

POL5GGA

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject explores the main issues of political economy in international relations. Over the past few decades, as nation-states have found it increasingly difficult to manage sprawling networks of global interdependence, states have become part of broader governance networks that include relations with a variety of nonstate, international and supranational actors. Not surprisingly, these changes have provoked controversies about the supposed benefits and harms of globalisation, and raise important questions about whose interests are served by the contemporary global economy. This subject explores debates about globalisation, focussing on understanding global governance and conceptualising the role of nation-states and other actors in the contemporary global economy. We also take a look at the nature and extent of regionalisation and globalisation in trade, finance and culture and the implications for governance within and between states. Finally, we address the main ethical challenges in the contemporary global economy, focussing on the problem of poverty, environmental degradation, and the impacts of globalisation on democracy.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDaniel Bray

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in HUSS Graduate Diploma or Masters Degree or through subject coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects POL4GAG, POL5GAG

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Core subject for the Master of International Relations (AMIRL/AMIRS)

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsGlobal Shift: Mapping the Changing Contours of the World EconomyRecommendedDicken, P. (2015)Guilford Press

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Students will have a mastery of the theoretical knowledge concerned with the challenges of governance brought about by different processes of globalisation.

Activities:
Research Essay; Briefing Paper
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking

02. Students will use their advanced knowledge and research skills to critically examine a contemporary issue of political economy and provide policy solutions that can be communicated to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Activities:
Briefing Paper
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking
Writing

03. Students will autonomously design and execute a substantial research project on global political economy that uses theoretical knowledge to interpret recent developments.

Activities:
Research Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research
Writing

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Week 10-14, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDaniel Bray

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 13
Three 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 13 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Briefing paper (1500 words)35 01, 02
Research essay (3000 words)65 01, 03