Globalisation, Governance and the State (GOVT3988)


Globalisation is posited as a process of deep change to the international order, one that restructures the role of the state (internally and externally), and has implications for a wide range of actors (international institutions, corporations, interest groups and individuals). One argument is that this erodes the capacity of national, and sub-national governments to manage economic and social change. In response to these concerns, this unit will appraise the debates about the impact of globalisation and state power erosion.

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1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


1x1hr 1000wd equivalent Mid-semester test (20%), 1x2000wd Essay (40%), Tutorial participation (10%), 1x1.5hr Final exam (30%)

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12 Senior credit points in Government and International Relations



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