Political upheaval in the world's major economies raises urgent questions about the future of the global economy. This unit examines the development of global economic relations. We will explore competing economic theories to understand the forces at the heart of the capitalist system. We will then examine how these forces have shaped the global economy. Focus will be on the contested nature of economic transformation, the role of global institutions, international trade and finance, labour, the environment, patterns of distribution and inequality.
1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x 800wd Short data analysis essay (15%), 1x 1000wd critical book/movie analysis (20%), 1x 2000wd research essay (25%), weeklyx 700wd equivalent tutorial participation (15%), 1x 1.5hr exam (25%)
12 credit points at 1000 level in Global Studies