APG5324 - International political economy - 2019

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 2019 (On-campus)


ATS4324, APG4324


The unit explores the emergence of a global political economy and the consequences of an increasingly interdependent world. Students will be introduced to the key theoretical approaches and debates in international political economy, and the major developments in 20th and 21st century global political economy. Students will also critically examine the key issues emerging from a globalising political economy, ranging from the globalisation of production to the emergence of new powers from the Global South, and reflect on the future trajectories of international political economy in the era of global uncertainty and change.


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. critically analyse the key issues facing the global political economy;
  4. design and manage large and focused research projects;
  5. collaborate effectively with peers in group learning tasks.


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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