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ECOP6016: China in the Global Economy

This unit of study analyses the contemporary Chinese economic system and its role in the global economy. The drivers of this evolution, the domestic and international implications of the Chinese growth model and its sustainability, China's relationships with the United States, European Union, Latin America and Africa, and China's role in global economic governance through international institutions like the World Trade Organisation, form the focus of this unit. Two key questions considered by this unit are: is contemporary China a market socialist economy, a form of capitalism or a transitioning economy; and what is China's possible future role in the global economy.

Code ECOP6016
Academic unit Political Economy
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Explain the fundamental phases of China's evolution and development as a political economic system.
  • LO2. Relate each phase of China's development to the international context.
  • LO3. Demonstrate an understanding of the historical and political context of China’s position in the global economy.
  • LO4. Differentiate the theoretical foundations underpinning different analyses of China's development.
  • LO5. Contrast the strengths and limitations of different analyses of China's development.
  • LO6. Demonstrate an ability to produce written work which is of high quality in its conceptual and empirical content.