Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL2027: The Politics of the World Economy

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.


NQF Level 5
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Stephen Greasley (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


This module has been designed to offer you an introduction to the cross-disciplinary field of International Political Economy (IPE). The political examination of the world economy is important for how it sheds light on the complexity of capitalism, including its structures, processes, and outcomes. There are two main questions addressed throughout the module: (1) why and how does the international political economy take its current form?; and (2) how does the international political economy impact on particular actors, including governments; firms and other producers; civil society. You will be asked to think critically about how the international political economy is conceived and governed, in particular through evaluating issues of power and equity.

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