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Module Title LM Globalisation & Governance
Department Political Sci & Intern'tl Stud
Module Code 08 33041
Module Lead Nicola Smith
Level Masters Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions N/A
Contact Hours Lecture-20 hours
Seminar-10 hours
Guided independent study-170 hours
Total: 200 hours
Description In recent years globalisation has attracted the attention of policy-makers and academics alike. In this course, participants will critically review and evaluate these developments. Students will unpack this substantial literature to assess:
  • The extent (if any) of the qualitative break that `globalisation? marks with the past
  • The distinct and often contradictory processes that interact to produce the effects referred to as `globalisation?
  • The degree to which the parameters of the politically and economically possible have been reconfigured by such processes
  • The possibilities for local, national, regional and global governance in this context
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Understand and critically reflect upon the qualitative break that `globalisation? marks with the past
  • Analyse different ways of defining and conceptualising `globalisation’
  • Assess critically the parameters of economic and political factors within globalisation
  • Situate theoretically and empirically the different facets of globalisation within their local, national, regional and global governance contexts
Assessment 33041-01 : Essay- 4000 words : Coursework (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment: 1 x formative assessment (0%) 1 x 4000 word essay (100%)
Reassessment: resit of failed piece or pieces of assessment
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