Globalisation, Governance & Development
The focus of this course is on the nature of the global economy, how it is governed and the alternatives articulated by social movements and academic institutions.
The globalisation of economic processes provides the context for this discussion, with special reference to the nature of the economic crisis, role of information technology, connections with the environmental crisis, dynamics of development in Africa and the global South, and what it means to be human today in a complex world. The course also focuses on the economic theories that justify the status quo, and the alternatives ranging from heterodox economics through to ecological economics and post-capitalist/socialist alternatives.
Postgraduate students and professionals working in government, corporate or civil society sectors who wish to gain a deeper and broader understanding of the forces at work in the globalised economy and how these impact on society and sustainability.