Political Economy of Global Capitalism (ECOP2613)


This unit examines the development of the capitalist world economy. The unit examines different theoretical perspective for understanding this development, and situates it within a long-term historical context. Key issues examined include: the post-World War II boom, the formation of the international monetary system and its crisis following the end of the long boom, the global role of the United States and the formation of growth poles in Europe and Asia and the global crisis of the early 21st century.

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1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


1x1000wd Essay (20%), 1x2000wd Essay (40%), 1x1.5hr exam (30%), Tutorial participation (10%)

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ECOP1001 and (ECOP1003 or ECOP1004)



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