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INTR71-350: Political Economy of Global Development


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.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • January 2020 [Non-Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • International Relations and Humanities
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2019: $3,500
  • Commencing in 2020: $3,630

Learning outcomes

1. 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.
2. Demonstrate ability to present a research seminar and to work within a research team.
3. Demonstrate the prospective capacity to lead a research team.
4. Research, develop and submit a written assignment.
5. Display teamwork skills and acquired knowledge of equity and diversity and an understanding of how they enhance organizational capacity.

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  • This subject is not available to students on US Financial Aid.
  • Students on a Student Visa may be restricted from enrolment due to the mode of delivery in the chosen semester. Check the subject outline for further details.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens11/11/2018
Semester start14/01/2019
Subject start11/02/2019
Cancellation 1?22/02/2019
Cancellation 2?24/02/2019
Last enrolment20/02/2019
Withdraw – Financial?03/03/2019
Withdraw – Academic?17/03/2019
Teaching census?03/03/2019