The unit introduces students to the structure and operation of the global political economy. It introduces political science students to a limited number of important economic concepts to enable a better understanding of trade, investment, finance and monetary policy. Key issues (and institutions) covered include free trade and protectionism (World Trade Organization), fixed and floating exchange rates (International Monetary Fund), foreign direct investment (Multinational Corporations), portfolio investment (Credit Rating Agencies), national competitiveness and productivity (World Economic Forum) and the structure and operation of global supply chains. The unit also examines proposed reforms to the global political economy to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
|Unit name||Global Political Economy|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Politics and International Relations|
A/P Fred Gale
A/P Fred Gale
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Launceston||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2017: $793.00||2017: $1,903.00||090101|
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HIR101 OR HPP101 OR 12.5 points at introductory level in HSG units.
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
On Campus: web-based delivery of 13 weeks learning resources; 1-hr weekly tutorial (face-to-face and via videoconference)
3,500-word major essay (50%); 2,000-word minor essay (25%); tutorial participation (25%)
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