Module Details

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Title POLITICAL ECONOMIES OF GLOBALISATION
Code ENVS264
Coordinator Prof PJ North
Geography and Planning
P.J.North@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2020-21 Level 5 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Aims

This module introduces students to the study of globalisation. It will be of interest to those who wish to learn how capitalism is transformed, and what challenges this transformation entails for the functioning of national and local economies, states and societies. Specifically, the course examines the changes globalisation has wrought in political life and how globalisation has been contested. Having acquired a basic knowledge of inequalities in the global economy, students will learn how the adverse consequences of globalisation can be challenged, and what are the possibilities of democratic governance in the age of globalisation. By taking this module students will prepare themselves for a more advanced study of international political economy and development.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) By the end of this module, students should: Know and analyse the main paradigms and perspectives on globalisation, mainstream and heterodox Have a basic understanding of the workings of the global political economy Be familiar with and be able to analyse the existing examples of anti-globalisation movements. Understand the contested nature of processes of ‘neoliberalisation.’

(LO4) Understand the contested nature of processes of ‘neoliberalisation.’

(S1) Ethical awareness

(S2) Adaptability

(S3) Problem solving skills

(S4) International awareness

(S5) Global perspectives demonstrate international perspectives as professionals/citizens; locate, discuss, analyse, evaluate information from international sources; consider issues from a variety of cultural perspectives, consider ethical and social responsibility issues in international settings; value diversity of language and culture

(S6) Problem solving/ critical thinking/ creativity analysing facts and situations and applying creative thinking to develop appropriate solutions.

(S7) Research management developing a research strategy, project planning and delivery, risk management, formulating questions, selecting literature, using primary/secondary/diverse sources, collecting & using data, applying research methods, applying ethics


Syllabus

 

Part One: Concepts

Five lectures introducing core concepts for the study of the political, economies of globalisation, eg globalisation, free markets, communism, neoliberalism and imperialism
Followed by a participatory event

Part Two; Case Studies
Four lectures providing country-based case studies of the concepts studies in part one, based on recent research by staff concerned. Followed by a second Participatory Event: case studies review.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Lecture
Description: Five introductory e-lectures, four case study e-lectures

Teaching Method 2 - Seminar
Description: Four participatory revision sessions delivered on Teams


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours   4

      18

22
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 128
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Assessment 2 There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Second  2 hours    67       
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Assessment 1 There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Second  1500 words    33       

Recommended Texts

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