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Analyses the interaction between markets and national/transnational sources of authority and the resulting patterns of power and privilege. Focuses on actors, structures, institutions, norms, and outcomes in world trade, finance, production, and the management of science and technology.
This course focuses on the range of international economic and political factors that will determine what type of job opportunities you will eventually have. Is it true that international trade undermines job opportunities in New Zealand to the benefit of workers in low-wage countries? Will technological change, including the development of artificial intelligence, undermine the avialbility of decent work opportuniities? What effect does economic inequality have on your prospects? How should we prepare ourselves for these challenges?
|Paper title||Global Political Economy|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$913.95|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,073.40|
- One 100-level POLS paper or 72 points
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- May not be credited together with POLS231 passed in 2003.
- An interest in national and international affairs is an advantage.
- Teaching staff
- Professor Philip Nel
- Paper Structure
- Class tests, group presentation, and final exam.
- E-reserve on Blackboard.
- Course outline
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper should have the ability to
- Identify and analyse the main features of and trends in the various domains/areas of the global political economy
- Identify and evaluate the main theoretical perspectives that are used by analysts and decision makers in this field of study
- Find and interpret data and information on aspects of the global political economy, and relate it to local issues and personal concerns
- Identify the characteristics of 'good arguments' in this field of study, and to apply these insights in developing your own style of argument
- Find your way into the scholarly literature produced in this field of study