99208 Contemporary Global Economy8cp
Requisite(s): 99207c Globalisation in Historical Perspective
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This subject provides students with a framework for analysing dynamics of diverse sectors of the world economy including agriculture, mining, manufacturing, new industries especially high technology and creative sectors, and the urban services economy. Through global trade connections, world city networks, and the rise of the transnational corporation, the subject focuses on understanding local-global dynamics as well as impacts on people and places. Regional focus on Asia and the place of Australia in the Asia-Pacific provides context for student research on transnational case studies to discover economic strategies for growth and innovation, as well as regional rise and decline. The subject philosophy seeks responsible understanding of global economic relationships through cultural contexts of economic activity in order to reveal the nature of economic disparities and uneven economic development.
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