Global Political Economy

University of Otago

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Global Political Economy

  • Host University

    University of Otago

  • Location

    Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Economics, Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    One 100-level POLS paper or 72 points.

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    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 studies how power and economic activities are interrelated on a global level. Ideal for students who want to develop a broad understanding of the global economy.

    Paper Structure
    -Class test
    -Group presentation
    -Final exam

    Learning Outcomes
    The general aim of this course is to enable you to develop a theoretically-informed and factually-based assessment of core dimensions of the interactions between sources of political power and authority and economic institutions (which are sources of authority in their own right), how they impinge on our daily lives and the effects of these interactions on patterns of privilege and marginalisation in the world.

    Course e-reserve and self-guided research

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