Globalisation and global governance
- Course Code:
- Unit value:
- Year of study:
- Year 3
- Taught in:
- Term 2
153400085 Introduction to International Relations
AND 153400083 Politics of the World Economy
AND/OR 153400077 War and the International OR 153400014 International Politics
Objectives and learning outcomes of the course
On successful completion of this course, students should be able to demonstrate skills in the following areas:
1. Demonstrate detailed knowledge of debates within field of globalisation and global governance, including relevant conceptual frameworks, the international institutional history of the world economy, and major contemporary problems in key issue areas;
2. Demonstrate the ability to articulate one’s own ethical and political positions on questions of the international political economy;
3. Demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge on globalisation and global governance, and a critical awareness of current problems;
4. Demonstrate a conceptual understanding that enables you to evaluate critically current research and advanced scholarship in the discipline;
5. Evaluate methodologies and develop critiques of them and, where appropriate, propose new hypotheses;
Personal and key skills
5. Communicate effectively in speech and writing.
6. Work independently and with peers to achieve common goals.
Method of assessment
- One three hour unseen written examination: 60% of total mark.
- One 3000 word essay: 40% of total mark
Method of assessmentAssessment is 40% coursework and 60% unseen examination - all coursework is resubmissible
Blyth, M. (ed), Routledge Handbook of International Political Economy (IPE): IPE as a Global Conversation (Abingdon: Routledge, 2009).
Gilpin, R., Global Political Economy: Understanding the International Economic Order (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2001).
Frieden, J. and Lake, D., International Political Economy: Perspectives on Global Power and Wealth (London: Routledge, 2000).
Ravenhill, J. (ed), Global Political Economy (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011).
Strange, S., States and Markets (London: Frances Pinter Publishers Ltd, 1994).
Walter and Sen, G., Analyzing the Global Political Economy (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008).