Neoliberalism: Theory, Practice, Crisis (ECOP2618)

UNIT OF STUDY

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.

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Classes

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

Assessment

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

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

ECOP1001 and (ECOP1003 or ECOP1004)

Prohibitions

ECOP3623

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