Globalisation and Labour (ECOP2617)


This unit of study examines the changing character and organisation of work associated with the shifting dynamics of globalisation. The organisation of work is explored in terms of the interplay of formal and informal sectors of contemporary capitalist economies and waged and non-waged labour, and the place of key institutions, including the state, capital, unions and households, in shaping patterns of capital accumulation.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


1x1.5hr Exam (40%), 1x2000wd group project (40%), 1x1000wd equivalent Tutorial presentation (20%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

ECOP1001 and (ECOP1003 or ECOP1004)



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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.