Units of Study Outlines

ECOP2618 - Neoliberalism: Theory, Practice, Crisis

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Damien Cahill


Neoliberalism is a key concept in contemporary debates about the forces reshaping the global economy. This unit introduces students to the history, theories and practices of neoliberalism. The unit begins with a focus on neoliberal ideas. It then examines institutional transformations in the neoliberal era, and changes to the economy and processes of capital accumulation. Students are exposed to competing scholarly interpretations of neoliberalism, before turning to an examination of neoliberalism and the global financial crisis.


2000wd essay (40%) and 1000wd equivalent oral presentation (20%) and 1.5hr exam (30%) and tutorial participation (10%)


2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


ECOP1001 and (ECOP1003 or ECOP1004)




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