Units of Study

ECOP6019 - Political Economy of Conflict & Peace

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Jake Lynch


This unit will examine the economic bases of conflict in society at large. It will consider sources of conflict in the relations between market and state; capital and labour, and between national economies in the context of current processes of globalisation. Students will analyse issues of conflict as evidenced in industrial relations, crime, terrorism and war. They will consider economic and political drivers predisposing societies toward violent, or non-violent responses respectively. They will study how to enhance the prospects for peace with justice, by such means as regulation of market economies, corporate social responsibility, and mediation between the interests of stakeholders in economic activities.


1x800wd tutorial paper (20%), 1x1500wd learning journal (20%), 1x3000wd essay (60%)


1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hour seminar/week

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