This subject critically explores the field of global political economy and employs the subject of global development as the main topic of analysis. Students will gain an advanced knowledge of global political economy theory by studying the elemental three - mercantilism, liberalism and Marxism - and the more contemporary work of global political economy scholars who have both reinvigorated and challenged these with new ideas and critiques. The second part of the subject applies the field of global political economy to the pressing question of global development. How can the bulk of humanity be lifted beyond mere existence? Which structures of the global political economy are critical to global development and which of these is supporting or undermining efforts? Passing students will have an advanced theoretical, historical and practical understanding of global development and be able to employ global political economy in the pursuit of global development.
|Academic unit:||Faculty of Society & Design|
|Subject title:||Political Economy of Global Development|
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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
- Demonstrate an advanced theoretical, historical and practical understanding of global and sustainable development and be able to employ Global Political Economy in the pursuit of global and sustainable development.
- Demonstrate ability to present a research seminar and to work within a research team.
- Demonstrate the prospective capacity to lead a research team.
- Research, develop and submit a written assignment.
- Display teamwork skills and acquired knowledge of equity and diversity and an understanding of how they enhance organizational capacity.
|Class Participation||Participation and Attendance||10%||Ongoing||1, 2, 3, 5.|
|Homework Exercise||Complete 'Required Readings' quizzes||15%||Ongoing||1.|
|Research Paper||Research Essay (5000 words)||50%||Week 12||1, 4.|
|Oral Presentation||Seminar (30-45 minutes) topics will be assigned via consultation||20%||In Consultation||1, 2, 3.|
|Guided Practical||Three 30 minutes meetings with: Library, Career Development Centre and Subject Staff. The equivalent amount of time in preparation discussions/planning is required.||5%||In Consultation||1, 4, 5.|
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|High Distinction||85-100||Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.|
|Distinction||75-84||Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.|
|Credit||65-74||Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.|
|Pass||50-64||Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.|
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Three hours, day one morning – This workshop is the first on campus meeting of the ‘research group’ and defines specific outcomes to be obtained through three days of intensive collaborative work, which both substantiates work already undertaken and enables further research outcomes both presented and written. Students will build their knowledge of global political economy through review of the required readings, use of history, theory and current events as a symposium.1, 3, 5.
Three hours, day one afternoon – Students will study the publishing cycle and discuss their own research and contribute to that of others. Students who have selected topics 1-4 will present their work in a conference style presentation and be given feedback on their skills and knowledge which will be used to enhance their written work.1, 2, 3, 5.
Three hours, day two morning – Students will build their knowledge of global development through review of the required readings, use of history, theory and current events as a symposium. Career building skills will be developed through group activities and discipline knowledge will be broadened with book reviews.1, 3, 5.
Three hours, day two afternoon – Presentations for topics 5-8 will be held, reviewed and discussed. Students will continue to enhance their ability to contribute to, lead and benefit from working as a research group with their long-term career planning as a motivating guide. Enhancing the abilities of team members through constructive questioning, research knowledge and assistance to achieve specific research outcomes is considered.1, 2, 3, 5.
Three hours, day one morning – With knowledge of both global political economy and global development students review and discuss most strongly their own findings, views and theses, but as guided by current events and the work of previous scholars and that of global actors. Book reviews, research essay planning and group activities focused on the employment process complete the morning's work.1, 3, 5.
Three hours, day one afternoon – Topics 9-11 will be presented and discussed in a conference format. In addition, this seminar reviews and concludes the three days of on campus work and begins the final part of the subject where students combine their gained skills and knowledge to produce individual research papers.1, 2, 3, 5.