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PPGA 591J 001 (Web-Oriented Course)

Special Topics in Public Policy - TOPS PUBLIC PLCY

Offerings respond to current policy debates, topics of emerging interest, availability of visiting scholars, and interest in non-traditional courses incorporating practitioner expertise, interest in particular disciplinary perspectives missing from core courses and electives, and interest in specific regions or countries.

This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

Credits: 3

Location: Vancouver

Term 1 (Sep 08, 2020 to Dec 03, 2020)


Withdrawal Dates
Last day to withdraw without a W standing : September 21, 2020
Last day to withdraw with a W standing
(course cannot be dropped after this date) :
October 30, 2020

TermDay Start TimeEnd TimeBuildingRoom
1 Fri14:0017:00
Instructor: HOPEWELL, KRISTEN
Note: this section is restricted

Seat Summary
Total Seats Remaining:13
Currently Registered:7
General Seats Remaining:0
Restricted Seats Remaining*:13
    *These seats are reserved for students who meet one of the following sets of restrictions:
 
  1. in one of these faculties: PPGA
-  The title of the course is Global Economic Policy. Limited seating may be available to non-MPPGA students. Please contact the program (mppga.program@ubc.ca). This course introduces the key issues and debates in global economic policy. It begins with the main schools of thinking about the global economy and its governance. It then turns to examining a range of critical policy topics, including: the role of government in the economy; globalization and regionalism, with attention to populism and the revolt against globalization; international trade, finance, and investment; economic competitiveness, innovation and industrial policy; global development, debt and aid; global supply chains, multinational corporations, and labour; the impacts of contemporary power shifts; and the causes of, and responses to, economic crises. The course focuses on applying rigorous analysis and empirical evidence to debate contemporary policy problems and develop &~ effective solutions. It will shed light on the dynamics of international negotiations and the role of governments, international institutions, businesses and non-governmental organizations in global economic policymaking. Students will come away with a strong understanding of the workings of the global economy, which is essential to a successful career in many different areas of global policy.

Book Summary :
Title Reqd/Opt/Rel Author ISB
Global Political Economy Required RAVENHILL 9780198820642
Vitalsource Etext Rental : Global Political Economy Optional RAVENHILL / VITALSOURCE / 9780192552693