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School of Politics and International Relations

POL355 Globalisation Issues and Debates

POL355 Globalisation: Issues and Debates (POL355A – Autumn) 

Credits: 15
Semester: A

Module Convenor: Prof. Ray Kiely
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Description: The module provides students with a detailed examination - and critique - of theories of globalisation and assessment of contemporary globalising processes. It examines these influences through 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.

Connected course(s): Compulsory for: None
Assessment: Short Essay – 1200 words (30%), Long Essay – 3000 words (70%)
Level: 6

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