POLS212-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Global and International Political Economy

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021

Description

This course examines the politics of global economic relations. It will focus on issues of international trade, the international monetary system, and foreign investment-and the relationship of each to both domestic and international politics. Among the specific topics to be discussed are: trade and protectionism, the role and performance of global institutions such as the IMF, World Bank, and WTO, the significance of multinational corporations, efforts at regional economic integration such as the EU and NAFTA, the relationship of the world economy to the economic development of poor countries, the emergence of new economic players such as China and India, and the relationship between economic strength and political power.

In this course we will examine the role of economics in the modern global political system. This involves understanding the modern financial institutions of the postwar world and how they have developed over time. We will look at three major theories that try to explain how this system works: the liberal, neo-mercantilist, and structuralist perspectives. We also examine the system from the perspective of the globally powerful nations as well as from the viewpoint of developing nations.  Finally, we will look at some of the major problems that the system currently faces such as integration and the indebtedness of the developing world.

Pre-requisites

Any 15 points at 100 level from POLS, or
any 60 points at 100 level from the Schedule V of the BA, or
LAWS, GEOG, or
the Schedule V of the BCom.

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 11:00 Ernest Rutherford 465
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 Rehua 528
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun

Course Coordinator

Alex Tan

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Final Exam 40%
Informed participation/class attendance 10%
Reading summary 10% Students will be assigned one of the weekly readings to summarize.
Reading Quizzes 10% The first quiz will be on March 17 and the second quiz will be on May 26. Each quiz will be worth 5% for a total of 10% of your final course grade.
Midterm Test 31 Mar 2021 30% In-class test

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Balaam, David N. , Dillman, Bradford; Introduction to international political economy; Seventh edition; Routledge, 2018.

Other readings will be available through LEARN.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $785.00

International fee $3,500.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences.

All POLS212 Occurrences

  • POLS212-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021