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As taught Autumn Semester 2010.
Globalisation has been widely debated in International Political Economy. This module has the task to assess its impact on European politics and integration. First, various definitions of globalisation will be introduced, before its impact on individual European countries and the European Union as a whole is analysed. Is there a general institutional and policy convergence of states due to globalisation, or do states respond in different ways? Does globalisation leave room for alternative economic-political models? Is European integration a defensive response to globalisation or simply part and parcel of the processes of global structural change? What are the likely characteristics of the future economic-political model of the EU? These are some of the questions, which will be addressed in the module.
Module Code: M13025
Suitable for study at: Undergraduate level 3
Prof. Andreas Bieler
Andreas Bieler is Professor of Political Economy and Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice. His general expertise is in the area of International Relations/International Political Economy theories and the analysis of European integration as well as resistance to neo-liberal globalisation with a particular emphasis on the possible role of trade unions.
The general aim of his research is to understand the current struggles over the future European Union (EU) economic-political model with a particular focus on the possibilities for resistance against the emerging neo-liberal, Anglo-American model of capitalism.