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PO992 - Economic Cultures and Global Flows: Rethinking International Political Economy

  • Module code: PO992
  • Module name: Economic Cultures and Global Flows: Rethinking International Political Economy
  • Department: Politics and International Studies
  • Credit: 40

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

Can we think about international political economy in a world without states? Is the market form the only possible way of economic interaction? These are important questions that we are going to explore throughout this module. 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.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to: Demonstrate a sound knowledge of key concepts and theoretical debates in International Political Economy and cognate fields with regard to different concepts of ‘culture’; Analyse, compare and critically evaluate fundamental assumptions and arguments about the role of culture in IPE and IPE-related literature; Construct and substantiate a critical argument; Demonstrate good investigative and information retrieval skills, including familiarity with information technology; Demonstrate good written communication skills in English; good time management; and an ability to devise viable essay topics.

Timetabled teaching activities

1 x 2 hour seminar per week.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/studymasters/pgmodules/po992

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
40 CATS (Module code: PO992-40)
A1 (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 50%
Assessed Course Work 50%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core
  • Double MA in Politics and International Service (with American University, Washington DC) (M9PW) - Year 2
Optional
  • Postgraduate Taught Politics (M1P0) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught International Political Economy (M1P3) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught International Politics and East Asia (M1P8) - Year 2
  • MA in International Politics and Europe (M1PA) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies with (with NTU Singapore) (M91F) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universität Konstanz, Germany) (M92B) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universität Konstanz, Germany) (M92C) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universität Konstanz, Germany) (M92D) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universität Konstanz, Germany) (M92E) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universität Konstanz, Germany) (M92G) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universität Konstanz, Germany) (M92H) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universität Konstanz, Germany) (M92K) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) (M93H) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught International Relations (M9P9) - Year 2
  • MA in Globalisation and Development (M9PB) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught International Security (M9PC) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Public Policy (M9PF) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught United States Foreign Policy (M9PQ) - Year 2
  • MA in International Development (M9PT) - Year 2
  • MA in Research in Politics and International Studies (M9PU) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Journalism, Politics and International Studies (with Monash University) (M9PV) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Global Governance (with University of Waterloo, Canada) (M9PX) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Politics and International Studies: Big Data and Quantitative Methods (M9PY) - Year 2