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AIR236 - Global Capitalism and its Discontent

Unit details

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2014 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1 or Trimester 3 2014 Cloud (Online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:C Snyder




Incompatible with: AIR336
Contact hours: This unit is offered via cloud (online) teaching mode only - there will be no face-to-face teaching


Quota applies to this unit.  Online teaching methods require internet access. You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


This unit examines the contemporary nature and controversies of global capitalism from the perspective of the field of Global Political Economy (GPE). Topics studied in the unit include theories of GPE, the history and structure of the modern world economy, transnational corporations, global trade and foreign investment. Emphasis is placed on the debates over globalisation and the social and environmental consequences of economic globalisation as well as an examination of resistance and opposition to economic globalisation.


Unit Tests 20%,

Research Essay 2000 words 50%, and

Online Participation and exercises 30%.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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