Units of Study

GOVT2221 - Politics of International Economic Rels

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: John Joseph Mikler


This unit provides an overview of four major theoretical approaches to international political economy and how these apply to understanding the practice of international economic relations. These theories are: economic nationalism, liberalism, neo-Marxism and poststructuralism. The unit analyses the theory and practice of economic relations by and between states, by focussing in particular on relations between the developed and developing world. It applies each of the four main theories to developing country regions. In this way students also become acquainted with the theory and practice of economic development.


1x2500wd essay (40%), 1x2hr exam (30%), 1x1000wd tutorial presentation (20%) and participation (10%)


1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week commencing week 2


12 Junior credit points from Government



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