European Political Economy
|Faculty/School:||Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, School of Humanities|
|Semesters Offered:||September 2013 - Standard|
|Credit Value:||10 credit points|
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|Subject Outline:||September 2012 [ Standard ]|
This subject examines Europe and Europe's relations with the rest of the world from an international political economy perspective. The development of the economic and political systems of Europe is considered. How these forms of economics and politics came to dominate the contemporary international political economy is charted. The formation of a regional organisation of Europe is considered in the historical context and with regard to the practical effects on European political economy. Students will explore the introduction, emulation and adaptation of European practices in other parts of the globe which have created both rival centres of power and generated negative outcomes. The slave trade, Spanish conquistadors in America, the Portuguese capture of Malacca, the Opium Wars and Suez Crisis are some of the examples of the interaction between European political economy and other forms studied in this subject. On completion students will have an understanding of how the evolution of European political economy has determined our present and thus an enlightened appreciation of current issues and debates.
Students acquire an understanding of the interaction between politics and economics in the process of Europeanisation.