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GOVT2221 - Politics of International Economic Rels
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - 6 credit points
HECS Band one
Domestic Fee: $3,540
International Fee: $3,750
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Government and International Relations
Offered session(s): 2
Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from Government
Prohibitions: GOVT2201
Teacher/Coordinator: Dr John Mikler

Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Assessment: 1x2500wd essay (40%), 1x2hr exam (30%), 1x1000wd tutorial presentation (20%) and participation (10%)

This unit provides an overview of four major theoretical approaches to international political economy and how these apply to understanding the practice of international economic relations. These theories are: economic nationalism, liberalism, neo-Marxism and poststructuralism. The unit analyses the theory and practice of economic relations by and between states, by focussing in particular on relations between the developed and developing world. It applies each of the four main theories to developing country regions. In this way students also become acquainted with the theory and practice of economic development.
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