Global Political Economy - POL00052I

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  • Department: Politics
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Jappe Eckhardt
  • Credit value: 30 credits
  • Credit level: I
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Module summary

Global Political Economy explores pressing questions about international economic relations. We aim for you to develop insights into whether the hegemonic state works to stabilise trading and financial regimes, whether we have witnessed a 'retreat of the state' in the realms of welfare provision and economic management, and what factors drive states' international economic policies.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2019-20 to Summer Term 2019-20

Module aims

Through Global Political Economy students will develop insights into the relationship between state action and the structure of international economic relations. By bringing together existing academic literature and analysis of relevant cases, students will develop reasoned reflection on the question of how states shape the global economy, and how the global economy shapes states.

Module learning outcomes

Upon completion of Global Political Economy, students should:

  • Understand core literatures that explore the role of the hegemonic state in the global economy, the 'retreat of the state', and the drivers of states' international economic policies.
  • Demonstrate the capacity to extend, clarify, or/and challenge ideas within these core literatures through written work, by applying appropriate case study material or/and by synthesising with supplementary academic literatures.

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Essay
N/A 40
University - closed examination
Global Political Economy
2 hours 60

Special assessment rules

None

Additional assessment information

There are two pieces of formative assessment.

 

In Week 7 of Autumn Term, students submit a short outline essay question response. Feedback is received and discussed by the end of Autumn Term, to support students towards improving the quality of their summative essay performance (submitted Week 1 Spring Term).

 

In Week 10 of Spring Term, students submit a response to a sample exam question (completed in private study time under exam conditions). Feedback is received and discussed at the start of Summer Term, to support students towards improving the quality of their summative exam performance.

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Essay
N/A 40
University - closed examination
Global Political Economy
2 hours 60

Module feedback

Students will receive written timely feedback on their formative assessment.  They will also have the opportunity to discuss their feedback during the module tutor’s feedback and guidance hours.

Students will receive written feedback on their summative assessment no later than six weeks after submission; and the module tutor will hold a specific session to discuss feedback, which students can also opt to attend.  They will also have the opportunity to discuss their feedback during the module tutor’s regular feedback and guidance hours.

Indicative reading

Core text: Ravenhill, John (ed.) (2014) Global Political Economy. Oxford: University Press.



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