The Politics of Globalisation

Course code POLI2140
Not available in 2016


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.


Not currently available.

This Course was last offered in Semester 2 - 2015.

Learning Outcomes

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.


The 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.


This course has similarities to POLI3140. If you have successfully completed POLI3140 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assumed Knowledge

10 units in Politics at 1000 level or 30 units at 1000 level

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Research Data-Base Exercise

Presentation: Group Work Oral Presentation

Written Assignment: Tutorial Paper (1500words)

Essay: Major Essay(2000words)

Formal Examination: Final Exam

Contact Hours


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term