Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


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 offered.

This Course was last offered in Winter - 2017.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the 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.


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 POLI2140. If you have successfully completed POLI2140 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: Essays / Written Assignments

Formal Examination: Examination: Formal

Participation: Group/tutorial participation and contribution