APG5324 - Advanced seminar in international political economy - 2018

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Politics and International Relations

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Tom Chodor


Dr Tom Chodor

Unit guides



  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)


ATS4324, APG4324


The unit comprises an advanced seminar in international political economy (IPE), The unit explores the concept of a global political economy, and examines the key themes, theories, paradigms and issues in IPE in the contemporary literature.

The unit covers four main areas:

  1. theoretical approaches to the global political economy;
  2. major developments in 20th and 21st-century IPE;
  3. case studies from North America, Europe, Australia and the Global South; and
  4. current issues facing the global political economy.


Upon successful completion of the unit, students will be able to:

  1. explain the principal themes and theories in international political economy;
  2. discuss the major developments in the international political economy since World War II, with emphasis upon the impact of economic interdependence and globalization;
  3. evaluate the differing strategies of developing and developed countries in integrating with a global political economy characterised by globalization;
  4. analyse the key issues facing the global economy.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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