Political economy is
as the study of how
politics and economics
mutually shape each other and the global
liberalism (Adam Smith)
, economic nationalism
(Friedrich List) and
among many others,
the discipline has focused on understanding the role of states, firms
in the international extraction, production, transportation, consumption
of goods and
has been that
the natural world
. From a
, however, and
era of the
also address the
reciprocal impact of humans on nature and nature
introduces students to conventional and emerging issues in
Global Political Economy (GPE)
from a Political Economy of Sustainability perspective
. The unit examines conventional
perceptions of the GPE as having to do with markets (economic liberalism), states
(economic nationalism) and
workers (economic socialism). To these narratives, the unit also examines
one that frames it as having to do with nature (political ecology) and discusses how these four
narratives can be
political economy of sustainability narrative.
Following a discussion of GPE narratives, the unit examines several
, and global monetary policy.
In the era of the Anthropocene,
new issues must be
analysed including the
sustainability of extraction
, and the unit also examines
corporate malfeasance (e.g. multinational tax avoidance) and the
revolution (e.g. robotics and jobs).
|Unit name||Global Political Economy|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Politics and International Relations|
|Coordinator||Professor Frederick (Fred) Gale|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Identify and evaluate different arguments on GPE issues.
- Apply theoretical knowledge and research concerning GPE to analyse specific cases.
- Communicate about GPE issues fluently in written and/or oral formats drawing upon evidence and using referencing conventions as appropriate.
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PrerequisitesHIR101 OR HPP101 OR 12.5 points at introductory level in HSG units
|Assessment||Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (35%)|Tutorial Participation/Other Participation (20%)|Essay (15%)|Essay (30%)|
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|Required||Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.||Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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