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OCEU 2105 - Europe and the Political Economy of Globalization

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Autumn 2017-2018

Number of hours : 39

Language of tuition : English

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Course Description

The course begins with a general introduction to our understandings of globalisation, reviewing the literature on and evidence for economic globalisation. In the second section of the course, the impact of globalisation on the autonomy and sovereignty of the nation-state in Europe, the relationship between globalisation and European regionalisation and the policy implications of globalisation in Europe are the focus of attention. The extent to which globalisation can be held accountable democratically and the implications of the global financial crisis are consistent themes of the course. By the end of the course, students will be able to: Demonstrate independent and critical understanding of the most important aspects of globalisation ; Show awareness of the relationship between theory and practice in relation to the international/comparative political economy literatures ; Fully identify the strengths and weaknesses of different theoretical approaches to the study of globalisation and assess critically the competing claims that are made regarding the impact of economic integration on a range of countries; Demonstrate appropriate cognitive, communicative and transferable skills, including understanding complex concepts and theories, exercising critical judgement and using a range of problem-solving techniques; making effective oral contributions and written presentations, utilising specialist primary and secondary sources, and deepening the capacity for independent learning ; Write scholarly and grammatically correct essays that are referenced in accordance with established academic practice.


  • CHAO, Wei-Ting (Teaching Assistant, Phd Student)
  • HAY, Colin (Professeur des universités, CEE)

Course validation

Journal article review 1500 word (50%). Essay 1500 words (50%).

Required reading

  • Hay, C. & Wincott, D. (2012) The Political Economy of European Welfare Capitalism. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan – the closest to a core text for the second half of the course especially
  • Held, D. & McGrew, A. (2007) Globalisation/Anti-Globalisation. Cambridge: Polity
  • Ravenhill, J. (ed.) (2014) Global Political Economy. 4th Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press [the 5th Edition, with fully updated chapters is due to be published on 1st December 2016]

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