Advanced 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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|Study Abroad availability:||Available to Study Abroad students|
|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 Europe's economic and political systems and how they came to dominate the contemporary international political economy is charted. So, too, is the formation of a regional organisation of Europe and its practical effects on European political economy. Students will explore the adaptation of European practices in other parts of the globe which have created both rival centres of power and often generated negative outcomes, such as the slave trade, Spanish conquistadors in America, the Portuguese capture of Malacca, the Opium Wars and Suez Crisis. By understanding the evolution of European political economy students will gain a better appreciation of current issues and debates.
Students acquire an understanding of the interaction between politics and economics in the process of Europeanisation.