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7SSPP111 Radical Political Economy (Module)

Module description

The module begins by examining Karl Marx’s critique of political economy – it’s philosophical background, and application to capitalism in a globalised world. We then examine later radical approaches to political economy from a variety of different anarchist traditions, as well as ecological, gendered, post-colonial, and racial critiques of capitalism, the state, and mainstream theories thereof. 

*Please note that module information is indicative and may change from year to year.

Staff information

Not applicable

Teaching pattern

Weekly two-hour seminars

Module assessment - more information

2 x 3500-word essays (worth 50% each)


Key information

Module code 7SSPP111

Credit level 7

Assessment coursework written examination/s

Credit value 20

Semester Semester 1 (autumn)

Study abroad module No