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IR4573   Global Economic Governance: Visions and Realities

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: Tuesday 2pm

The module explores the origins and evolution of key international institutions in global economic governance. The module has three main objectives. First, it provides students with a deep understanding of three institutionalist theories, which they will apply throughout the module. Second, it familiarizes students with 10 different institutions, from formal organizations established by treaty like the International Labour Organization, to informal groups like the G20, to public-private partnerships like the Global Compact.Finally, the module encourages students to ask and answer questions about who benefits and who loses from different types of institutional designs.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass IR2006

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: A weekly lecture for 11 weeks with a weekly tutorial for 10 weeks.

Scheduled learning hours: 43

Guided independent study hours: 268

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Assessment consists of 50% coursework and 50% written examination.

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 50%

Re-assessment: Re-assessment consists of 100% written examination.


Module coordinator: Dr T M M St John
Module teaching staff: Dr Taylor St John