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INTR12-214: Global Political Economy


This subject introduces students to Global Political Economy and its theoretical perspectives. It examines the interaction between politics and economics in global relations from the origins of the modern world economy through to the Bretton Woods system and the emergence of the current transnational global economy. Key questions and debates on the political effects of these economic developments are addressed. In learning about global monetary and trade relations, foreign investment flows, the nature and role of multinational corporations as well as global financial institutions, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank students are better equipped to analyse such global challenges as poverty, labour migration, environment, and resource politics.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • January 2020 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • International Relations and Humanities
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2019: $4,290
  • Commencing in 2020: $4,340

Learning outcomes

1. Obtain an extensive understanding of Global Political Economy and have an appreciation of the international regimes that underpin global relations between all individuals.
2. Research, develop and submit a concise written assignment.
3. Present information to a group and to develop the ability to continually improve ones own capability to do so as well as an ability to assist others.
4. Gain and communicate knowledge.
5. Develop teamwork skills and acquire knowledge of equity and diversity and an understanding of how they enhance organizational capacity.

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens11/11/2018
Semester start14/01/2019
Subject start14/01/2019
Cancellation 1?28/01/2019
Cancellation 2?04/02/2019
Last enrolment27/01/2019
Withdraw – Financial?09/02/2019
Withdraw – Academic?02/03/2019
Teaching census?08/02/2019