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INGS2603: Dynamics of the Global Economy

Political upheaval in the world's major economies raises urgent questions about the future of the global economy. This unit examines the development of global economic relations. We will explore competing economic theories to understand the forces at the heart of the capitalist system. We will then examine how these forces have shaped the global economy. Focus will be on the contested nature of economic transformation, the role of global institutions, international trade and finance, labour, the environment, patterns of distribution and inequality.

Code INGS2603
Academic unit Political Economy
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 level in Global Studies

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

  • LO1. demonstrate a critical understanding of the functions of the global economy
  • LO2. demonstrate understanding of the major conceptual lenses for theorising the dynamics of the global economy
  • LO3. explain the role of economic ideas and institutions in the making of the Post WWII economic order
  • LO4. demonstrate understanding of the role that economic crisis plays in the reshaping and reshaping of the global economy
  • LO5. analyse the impact of global economic dynamics on land, labour and capital
  • LO6. demonstrate competency in research-informed academic writing and referencing
  • LO7. demonstrate competency in the use and interpretation of basic economic data.

Unit outlines

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