This innovative teaching project aims to create an online teaching tool for use in political economy modules. Its content will be steered by students and geared to their development as self-directed learners. The central format will revolve around a set of front page 'tiles' (i.e. clickable squares) presented on a webpage, which will feature an image or object such as a cup of coffee, a bar of soap, or a development charity poster. Our pedagogical purpose is to provide students with an accessible route into the study of the global economy; a topic which is complex and can often feel like it is far removed from the realities of people’s daily existence. The project will achieve this by producing a platform website which will host a series of short academic reflections on the political economy of the objects and events of everyday life. Taking advantage of the online format, the text will also be supplemented with pictures and podcasts, hyperlinked sources, feeds on further reading, and linked forums for online discussion. The other project team members are: James Brassett, Juanita Elias and Ben Richardson (all PAIS). The project is funded by the University of Warwick Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning. Please email me at L.Rethel@warwick.ac.uk for further information.
PO384 East Asian Transformations: A Political Economy Perspective (UG)
This module analyses the patterns and characteristics of the political, economic and cultural transformation of East Asia. It investigates common and competing understandings of the location and division of the region in terms of geography and modes of political and economic interaction, 'Asian identity' and culture. After reviewing the region’s history and comparative political economy, the module will look at a number of topical issues such as the politics of development in the region, the evolution of Asian capitalisms, the emergence of new forms of regional cooperation and population dynamics.
PO992 Economic Cultures and Global Flows: Rethinking IPE (MA)
The aim of this module is to permit students to explore the role of culture in contemporary economic processes. The central theme is the impact of globalization on understandings of state-market-society relations, with a particular focus on the concept of ‘culture’ as a determining factor in the global political economy. Empirically, the module moves beyond IPE's traditional concern with mainly Western and mainly advanced (OECD) countries and engages with processes of political, economic and social change on a global level.
New MA Module on Governing Islamic Economies (to be launched soon)
The aim of this module is to permit students to explore the role of Islam in contemporary economic processes from an International Political Economy perspective. To this end, the module will look at a number of Islamic economic sectors, including halal food, Islamic finance and religious and family-friendly tourism.