99213 Globalisation in Historical Perspective6cp
This subject introduces students to the main concepts, topics and historical pivot points in the development of globalisation, understood as constituted by cultural, economic and political processes. The main concepts introduced are world systems theory and perspectives from postcolonial studies. Some of the key topics and historical pivot points include: empires and the development of the nation-state system, mercantilism, the Industrial Revolution, and Fordism. Students develop core skills in academic literacy for the humanities and social sciences.
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