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Course Details in 2018/19 Session

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Module Title LI International Political Economy
Department Political Sci & Intern'tl Stud
Module Code 08 20895
Module Lead Dr Macartney
Level Intermediate Level
Credits 20
Semester Full Term
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-20 hours
Seminar-10 hours
Guided independent study-170 hours
Total: 200 hours
Description The course draws upon a range of theoretical perspectives to understand the contemporary international economic order and to explore the drivers of international economic change. Issues and problems covered across the modules include: the establishment and demise of the Bretton Woods system;; the contest of ideas over economic reform; the causes and consequences of economic globalization; and how the globalized international political economy should be governed, issues and problems in international political economy.
Learning Outcomes At the end of the module the student should be able to:
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge and understanding of the major theoretical perspectives on international political economy.
  • Develop critical skills in analysing debates surrounding the emergence of an international economy.
  • Gain an understanding of key IPE issues such as trade, development, financial crisis, environment issues
  • Have a critical awareness of how power operates in international political economy and in development processes.
Assessment 20895-01 : 500 Word Essay & Commentary : Coursework (25%)
20895-04 : 3000 Word Case Study : Coursework (75%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment:1 x In class case study feedback
1 x 500 word essay plan + 2 minute recorded explanatory commentary(25%)
1 x 3,000 word case study (75%)
Reassessment: 1 x 3000 word case study (75%)
Reading List