1. Introduction: What is globalisation?
- Measuring globalisation
- Drivers of globalisation
- A first assessment of the effects of globalisation
2. The global economy: The 2008 credit crunch, recession and recovery
- The 2008 credit crunch and global recession
- The end of laissez-faire economics?
3. Globalisation in historical context
- Globalisation in historical context: What's new?
- The development of international institutions
- The world economy
- First assignment
4. International trade and industrial policy
- The theory and practice of international trade
- The benefits and costs of international trade
- Industrial policy
5. The role of transnational corporations and foreign direct investment
- The role of transnational corporations
- Foreign direct investment
6. Globalisation and economic development
- Globalisation and development: What do we know?
- Understanding international migration and development
- International migration in practice
7. Global inequalities
- Global inequalities: Causes and policy responses
- Globalisation and inequality
- International labour standards
8. The globalisation of technology
- Globalisation driven by technology: What’s new?
- Globalisation driven by technology: What are the implications?
- Innovation, technology and the state in the global economy
- Regular activities
- Supplementary activities
- Second assignment
9. Towards a low-carbon future?
- Globalisation and climate change
- Government action and international agreements
- International climate agreements
10. The future for the world economy
- Global challenges in the 21st century
- Future challenges
- Governing globalisation in the 21st century
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