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International Political Economy (9562.1)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra School of Politics, Economics and Society



    This unit will introduce students to the field of international political economy. International political economy combines two very important aspects of international relations: politics and economics. The goal of this unit is to make students aware of the ways in which economics and politics influence each other when it comes to creating policy. It explores the interrelated nature of both economics (via its emphasis on markets) and politics (via its emphasis on markets) and politics (via its emphasis on power). This unit is thus both an economics and a politics unit.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Identify, explain, and compare major theories in the field of international political economy;

    2. Analyse the effects of trade policies on domestic and international actors;

    3. Evaluate the costs and benefits of Foreign Direct Investment and Sovereign Debt;

    4. Explain the development of the international currency systems and analyse the effects of domestic policies; and

    5. Compare and contrast approaches to human rights and access to basic human needs.

    Contact Hours

    150 learning hours in online self-paced mode.


    675 Politics and Democracy OR 9548 Introduction to Politics OR 8296 Introduction to Politics and Government OR 9549 Introduction to Western Political Thought



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