Not currently available in 2014
UG Coursework Unit
Level of learning
- The breakdown of trade during the Great Depression, the instability of currencies, social and political unrest, and war.
- Rebuilding the international trading system at the end of World War Two; the creation of the IMF, the World Bank, the GATT system and the Marshall Plan.
- The golden years of post-war prosperity, and decolonisation of the Third World.
- Proposals for a New International Economic Order, including the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
- The rise of the Washington Consensus and the hegemony of the dollar.
- The Roaring 1990s and aftermath: trade liberalisation, the World Trade Organization and the rise of China;
- the rise of regional trading blocs, NAFTA and the European Union;
- the USA-Australian free trade agreement;
- the rise of hot money portfolio capital flows and the instability of global finance.
- The crash of 2008 and the crisis in global trade and finance.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Demonstrate an understanding of the legal structures of international trade organisations|
|2||Demonstrate an understanding of international world banking organisations and their legal structures and frameworks|
|3||Analyse the legal and policy changes that have impacted on world trade|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
Demonstrate an understanding of the legal structures of international trade organisations
Demonstrate an understanding of international world banking organisations and their legal structures and frameworks
Analyse the legal and policy changes that have impacted on world trade