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APG5324

Faculty of Arts

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Arts

Organisational Unit

Politics and International Relations

Coordinator(s)

Dr Remy Davison

Offered

Clayton

  • First semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

This unit comprises an advanced seminar in international political economy (IPE), The unit explores the concept of a global political economy, and examines the key themes, theories and paradigms in IPE in the contemporary literature. The unit covers three main areas:

  1. theoretical approaches to the global political economy;
  2. major developments in 20th and 21st-century IPE; and
  3. case studies from North America, Europe and East Asia. Australia is included as a paradigmatic case of a 'middle power' that is both an influential actor in, as well as a state profoundly affected by, the global political economy

Outcomes

The main objectives of the course are for students to develop:

  1. a critical understanding of the principal themes and theories in international political economy
  2. an awareness of the major developments in the international political economy since World War Two, with emphasis upon the impact of economic interdependence and globalisation
  3. insights into how a small country can influence international regulatory structures and institutions, in a world dominated by the economic powers like the United States, Japan and the European Union
  4. a critical appreciation of the costs and benefits of Australia's responses to global economic pressures, with emphasis upon developments within the past decade.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 50%
Exam: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prohibitions

ATS4324, APG4324