Postgraduate Module Descriptor


POL2027: The Politics of the World Economy

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level5
Credits15 ECTS Value7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Stephen Greasley (Convenor)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

This module has been designed to offer you an introduction to the cross-disciplinary field of International Political Economy (IPE). The political examination of global economic governance is important because it sheds light on the complexity of capitalism, including its structures, processes, and outcomes. There are three main questions addressed throughout the module: (1) what explains the form and operation of the institutions of global economic governance  (e.g. the WTO, IMF)?; (2) how do nation states relate to the institutions of global economic governance?; and (3) how are domestic governments and the institutions of global governance responding to key contemporary issues?

Module created

23/01/2013

Last revised

01/03/2022