Postgraduate Module Descriptor

POLM105: The Politics of Global Capitalism

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

Introduction: Why IPE?

Part 1: Conceptual Frameworks

Economic Nationalism

The Liberal Tradition

Critical Perspectives

Part 2: Governing the Post-war International Political Economy

Finance: From Bretton Woods to the Big Bang

Trade: From the GATT to the WTO

Development and its Discontents

Part 3: Capitalism in CrisisThe Financial Explosion: Causes and Consequences

Reconfiguring World Trade: The WTO and Beyond

A Planetary Emergency: The Political Economy of the Environment

 A Crisis of Ideas? Reimagining World Capitalism

Review Seminar


Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled learning and teaching activities2211 x 2 hour Seminars
Guided Independent Study110Reading and writing: - Reading in preparation for class each week: c10hrs – per week
Guided Independent Study168Research and writing for formative and summative assessment

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).