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2011/2012  BA-PGPE  Global Political Economy

English Title
Global Political Economy

Course Information

Language English
Point 7,5 ECTS (225 SAT)
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Quarter
Course Period Spring
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study Board
Study Board for BSc/MSc i International Business and Politics
Course Coordinator
  • Morten Ougaard - Department for Business and Politics
Main Category of the Course
  • International Political Economy
Last updated on 29 maj 2012
Learning Objectives
After completing the course students should be able to
  • Describe main concepts and theories used to study the role of business in global governance.
  • Relate these concepts and theories to regulatory frameworks, institutions, and arrangements in the global political economy.
  • Compare, evaluate and discuss the concepts and theories based on curriculum and independent readings.
  • Draw on concepts and theories to formulate and answer analytical questions research questions.
Global Political Economy:
Assessment Home Assignment
Marking Scale 7-step scale
Censorship External examiners
Exam Period April and August, The ordinary exam is in April. The re-examination is in August.
Aids Please, see the detailed regulations below
Duration Please, see the detailed regulations below
Individual 10-page term paper discussing at least two of the theoretical approaches covered in the course. The exam is graded by teacher and external examiner on the 7-point scale.
Re-exam: 4 hour written closed book exam.
Course Content
The course focuses on institutions, actors and processes involved in developing and shaping the international and global political, societal and institutional framework for business. It gives students factual knowledge about institutional forms, governance principles and regulatory content of major sources of international business regulation, and it covers important contemporary theories and approaches to this field. The approaches are discussed and compared based on their inherent theoretical strengths and weaknesses, and it also stresses evaluation of their applicability in empirical analysis.
Teaching Methods
Lectures and discussions of topics from the readings.