Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL2027: The Politics of the World Economy

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

1. Introduction

Part I: Conceptual Resources

2. Origins of Global Governance: The Great Depression and Bretton Woods

3.  Leadership and the World Economy

4.  International Institutions and State Power

Part II: Governing the World Economy

5. Finance: the IMF 

6. Trade: From the GATT to the WTO

7. Development  and the World Economy

Part III: Contemporary Problems

8. Governing Intellectual Property

9.  Central Banks

10. The Diffusion of Liberalism

11. Conclusion

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 activity16.5(11 x 1.5 hour) The weekly lectures detail conceptual frameworks, history and key debates to help guide your reading.
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity10(10 x 1 hour) The weekly tutorials consist of presentations and group discussion focused on tutorial questions and issues raised by students.
Guided independent study123.5Coursework and independent study includes reading, note taking, sketching answers to essay and seminar questions, presentation preparation and essay writing. This study is continuous throughout the course and should take at least six hours a week.

Online Resources

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