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POL355 Globalisation Issues and Debates

(POL355 – Spring)

Level: 6

Credits: 15 credits

Semester: 6

Contact: Professor Ray Kiely

Overlap: None

Prerequisite: POL100

Associate Availability: Full year and Autumn students

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.

Assessment: 1 x 1,200 words short essay (30%), 1 x 3,000 word long essay (70%)

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