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POL2001 Politics and International Business

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Business
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 27 January 2023


This course introduces students to the politics and institutions of international trade, commerce and economic governance. Its focus is on real world debates driven by politicians, business people and other leaders in society and the impact of their aspirations and decisions on economies, societies and individual businesses. It asks students to identify and understand the value judgements upon which policy has been made. The course provides a deeper understanding of the context in which a graduate might be expected to recommend policy to, or make decisions on behalf of, an individual business, government or other organisation.

Globalisation and the global financial crisis have transformed the environment in which businesses and governments operate. POL2001 looks at the institutions of international economic governance, and then systematically examines the conflicts and debates over globalisation and free trade agreements, and over macro-economic management in the wake of the global financial crisis. Core themes are the controversies over the role of the state and international political and economic institutions in the global economy. The work done by students in this course aims to develop their understanding and academic skills through a mixture of practise (weekly writing and online interaction) and intensive academic inquiry.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 27 January 2023