INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

IR676 GLOBALISATION,NEOLIBERALISM&SOCIAL TRANSFORMATIONS

Course Code: 3140676
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(2-2)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Assoc.Prof.Dr. PINAR BEDİRHANOĞLU TOKER
Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.

Course Objective

This independent study aims to develop a critical understanding on the changes in global political economy since the late 1970s which have been conventionally associated with the so-called globalisation process. In this regard, the ongoing transnational processes such as financial liberalisation, post-Fordist industrial restructuring, and neoliberal constitutionalism will be explored with a particular emphasis on the changing role of the nation-state. Research questions that aim to comprehend the representation of these processes by the neoliberal discourse or their appropriation in different national contexts such as Russia and Turkey will be strongly encouraged.

Course Content

This course aims to develop a critical understanding on the changes in global political economy since the 1970s. After a brief introductory discussion on state-market relationship and pre-1970 developments, the course will examine the reasons of the rise of neoliberalism, its dominance in economic policy-making, law making, and security institutions since the 1980s, and its limits and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes

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