Neoliberalism is a key concept in contemporary debates about the forces reshaping the global economy. This unit introduces students to the history, theories and practices of neoliberalism. The unit begins with a focus on neoliberal ideas. It then examines institutional transformations in the neoliberal era, and changes to the economy and processes of capital accumulation. Students are exposed to competing scholarly interpretations of neoliberalism, before turning to an examination of neoliberalism and the global financial crisis.
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x500wd equivalent oral presentation (10%), 1x500wd paper (10%), x participation (10%), 1x2000wd research essay (40%), 1x1.5hr exam (30%)
12 credit points at 2000 level in Political EconomyProhibitions