Political Economy (POEC) 393
Canada and the Global Political Economy (Revision 3)
Overall, Political Economy 393 will enable you to understand the workings of international political economy and introduce you to Canada's relation with the North American geo-political and economic space and the global economic system. Students taking Political Science 383 at AU (POLI 383: Canadian Political Economy in a Global Era) will find this course particularly useful; POLI 383 focuses on the internal dynamics of the Canadian political economy and POEC 393 draws on specific issues, institutions, and trends within the global political economy and examines their impact on the evolution of Canadian political economy. The two courses are therefore complementary and, taken together, provide a comprehensive understanding of the impact of the global political economy on the nature and structure of Canadian political economy.
The course consists of the following six units.
- Unit 1: Introduction: Globalization and Neo-liberalism in the Global Political Economy
- Unit 2: From Bretton Woods to Neo-liberalism
- Unit 3: Regionalism and Integration
- Unit 4: Financial Integration and Investment
- Unit 5: New Issues on the North American Agenda
- Unit 6: Conclusion: Beyond Neo-liberalism
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Opened in Revision 3, March 20, 2012.
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Updated November 14 2018 by Student & Academic Services