Political Economy of Globalization OpenCourseWare: A Free Grad-Level Globalization Course by MIT

Published Feb 23, 2009

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) offers its course titled 'Political Economy of Globalization' as free OpenCourseWare. The original graduate-level course explored the international economy with emphasis on the impact and influence of regional governments on worldwide trade. The course was designed for students seeking their master's degree in Political Science.

Political Economy of Globalization: Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
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Political Economy of Globalization: Course Description

Taught by Professor Suzanne Berger, the original 'Political Economy of Globalization' lecture course was designed for Political Science students seeking their master's degree. The course examined the impact of the global economy with an emphasis on European cases. Beginning with the 19th and 20th century, the course looked to historical examples of how international trade and economy have affected changes both locally and globally. Course topics then moved on to the more recent influx of globalization and compares and contrasts it to historical examples. The course considered how globalization shapes political establishments and policy-making and what affect it has on society and nation states. Topics, including innovations, inequality, development and unemployment were covered in the course literature, which is not included with the free OpenCourseWare.

This OpenCourseWare includes a syllabus, assignment suggestions, a detailed reading list and hyperlinks to related course materials available for free online. If you're interested in 'Political Economy of Globalization', visit the international politics and economy course page.

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