The Politics of Globalisation

Course code POLI2140Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Business School

Globalisation is now a pervasive phenomenon in everyone's lives. This course provides students with a theoretical and practical understanding of the phenomenon of globalisation. It looks at theories of globalisation and political responses to globalisation. In particular, it considers the way globalisation has impacted on national states, and how states have combined at an international level to counter these effects. The course is not available to students who have already passed or are currently enrolled in POLI3140.

Not available in 2015

Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the conclusion of this course students will be able to:
1. Identify the key contemporary theoretical perspectives on globalisation.
2. Critically analyse contemporary political problems in terms of their relationship with broader international and global processes.
3. Situate contemporary political events in a more coherent global context.
4. Demonstrate an enhanced understanding of the interrelationship between politics and market processes.
ContentThe topics in this course include but are not limited to the following:
1. the origins of globalisation
2. the impact of globalisation on national economies
3. the role of the state in an era of globalisation
4. the impact of globalisation on work and welfare
5. global political responses to globalisation
6. economic regionalism as a response to globalisation.
Replacing Course(s)Not applicable.
TransitionThis course is not available to students who have completed POLI3140.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledge10 units in Politics at 1000 level or 30 units at 1000 level
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsTutorial paper and major essay
Examination: Formal
Group/tutorial participation and contribution
Contact HoursTutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term