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PO374 - Politics of Globalization

  • Module code: PO374
  • Module name: Politics of Globalization
  • Department: Politics and International Studies
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module aims to: Explore the definitions, Measurements and chronologies of globalisation; Explore the main theoretical approaches to understanding globalisation; Offer an understanding of the key institutions of supranational governance; Analyse the key agents and logics driving contemporary processes of globalisation; Assess the key changes that are taking place in the organisation of work and the role of structural change in the global economy in driving these changes; Explore the political and cultural significance of consumption; Consider the implications of globalisation for conceptions of citzenship.

Principal learning outcomes

On completion of this module, you should be able to: Demonstrate an appreciation of key debates concerning how we define, measure, date and explain globalisation. Critically discuss the characteristics of the key institutions of global governance; Assess the gendered social and cultural impact of structural changes in the global political economy; Critically analyse, both orally and in writing, the current issues facing social actors as the locus of economic organisation increasingly shifts to the supranational level .

Timetabled teaching activities

This module is taught through a weekly one-hour lecture with a one-hour seminar in terms 1 and 2.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: PO374-30)
C (Assessed/examined work) 3000 word essay 50%
  2 hour examination (Summer) 50%
VA (Visiting students only) Assessment for visiting/exchange students 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



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