Course Description

Course Name

Global Political Economy

Session: VDNS3121

Hours & Credits

18 Credit Points

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Analyses the interaction between markets and national/transnational sources of authority and the resulting patterns of power and privilege. Focuses on actors, structures, institutions, norms, and outcomes in world trade, finance, production, and the management of science and technology.

This course studies how power and economic activities are interrelated on a global level. Ideal for students who want to develop a broad understanding of the global economy.

Paper Structure
-Class test
-Group presentation
-Final exam

Learning Outcomes
The general aim of this course is to enable you to develop a theoretically-informed and factually-based assessment of core dimensions of the interactions between sources of political power and authority and economic institutions (which are sources of authority in their own right), how they impinge on our daily lives and the effects of these interactions on patterns of privilege and marginalisation in the world.

Course e-reserve and self-guided research

*Course content subject to change