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Unit of Study

Globalisation, Work and Employment
UoS Code WORK2224
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 2
Prerequisites 24 credit points of junior units of study including WORK1003
Prohibitions WORK2214, WORK2223
Assumed Knowledge
Additional Information
Lectures 1 x 2 hr lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial per week
Assessment Participation (10%), short essay (20%), major essay (30%), exam (40%)
Description This unit of study examines the way in which the internationalisation of economic activities impacts on the nature of employment, jobs and regulation across different countries and regions. It considers how economic development in different countries has contributed to the growth of particular employment arrangements. It focuses in particular on the country specific interplay between economics, politics, and society which has contributed to the development of particular employment regulatory regimes. Further, it maps economic changes on a global scale identifying international economic forces, agents and political arrangements and seeks to highlight pressures and tensions on employment arrangements that result from these global interactions.