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PPR325: International Political Economy of Globalization
Tutor: Ngai-Ling Sum
Globalization remains a buzzword in academic and policy discourses. It is often related to the acceleration of global communication as well as internationalization of the economic, political and social processes. This module addresses some of these changes especially those related to trade, production and investment in the international political economy. There are many approaches in understanding these changes, this module introduces students to both liberal and critical ones (e.g., neo-Gramscianism). Drawing from their insights, it investigates and analyzes the roles of state and non-state actors (e.g., transnational corporations and NGOs) in rebuilding the governance of global production and finance. Finally, it examines the rise of transnational justice movements in offering alternatives to globalization and its uneven development, before and after the financial crisis of 2007.
On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
40% coursework and 60% exam.
Lecture (1.5 hours) seminar (1 hour) weekly.
Appelbaum R and Robinson W Critical Globalization Studies
Howard D The Financial Crisis
Peet R Geography of Power
Rupert M and Solomon S Globalization and International Political Economy
Steger MB, Globalism: the New Market Ideology
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