The emergence of new powers is changing today’s global order. Yet the economic and political developments underlying this new era have deep historical roots. This module introduces students to the major historical events and trends that have shaped the global economy, starting with the industrial revolution in the 18th century and the first period of true globalisation in the 19th century, as imperialism and capitalism spread across the world. The 20th century is a story of both unprecedented growth and economic divergence. It is also one of repeated crises, from the First World War, the Great Depression, and the Second World War, through to the oil and debt crises of the 1970s and 1980s.
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Taught by: Ingrid Bleynat (Semester 1) and Luciano Ciravegna (Semester 2)
Terms 1 & 2
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1 x 1,500 Word Essay (25%); 1 x 1,500 Word Essay (25%); and 1 x 2 Hour Exam (50%)