Politics of International Economic Rels (GOVT2221)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit provides an overview of four major theoretical approaches to international political economy and how these apply to understanding the practice of international economic relations. These theories are: economic nationalism, liberalism, neo-Marxism and poststructuralism. The unit analyses the theory and practice of economic relations by and between states, by focussing in particular on relations between the developed and developing world. It applies each of the four main theories to developing country regions. In this way students also become acquainted with the theory and practice of economic development.

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Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Assessment

2500wd essay (40%) and 2hr exam (30%) and 1000wd tutorial presentation (20%) and participation (10%)

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No

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

12 Junior credit points from Government and International Relations

Prohibitions

GOVT2201

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