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School of Politics and International Relations

POL355 Globalisation Issues and Debates

POL355 Globalisation Issues and Debates

Credits: 15
Semester: 1

Module Convenor: Prof Raymond Kiely

Description: The module provides students with a detailed examination - and critique - of theories of globalisation and an assessment of contemporary globalising processes. It examines these influences through a detailed analysis of contemporary manifestations of globalisation, including the study of global production and commodity chains, state-market relations, the nature and direction of capital flows, patterns of global inequality, international institutions and global governance, questions of cultural homogenisation/imperialism, the US state and globalisation and East Asia and globalisation, and anti-globalisation. The module aims to provide students with a well-rounded understanding of the globalisation debate, and how this relates to contemporary international and global political issues.

Assessment: Item 1: 30% Essay (1200 words) Item 2: 70% Essay (3000 words)
Level: 6

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