Units of Study

ECOP6101 - Core Concepts in Political Economy

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Michael Beggs


The unit introduces a basic analytical framework from a 'political economy' perspective on current economic and social issues. The unit provides an introduction to the different schools of economic thought and provides a conceptual underpinning for the rest of the program. Core concepts introduced include the accumulation process and economic crisis, the labour process, the role of the state, and the duality of nation state and global economy. Elucidation of core concepts will be developed in an empirically-focused manner through case studies of key current economic problems.


1x2000wd essay (25%), 1x1.5hr exam (25%), 1x1500wd seminar presentation (25%), class participation (25%)


1x2hr seminar/week

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