University of Glasgow
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This course examines the core human dimension of the growth of the globalised economy: its impact on labour, meaning both employment for money wages, and the collective organisation of workers in trade unions. It relates the organisation, rewards and problems of labour – including class, gender and racial inequalities – to the competitive pressures of the integrated, globalised economy. It examines changes in the organisation of work arising from globalisation, including migration of labour as well as capital, analyses the impact of globalisation on the conditions of labour, including monetary rewards and social benefits, and finally explores the changing collective identities and institutions of workers in the globalised economy.
This course examines the notion of technology transfer, how it has taken place over the past two centuries, and how it has been shaped by the emergence of big business.
Other optional courses may be available.
University of Barcelona
The course deals with the main health problems and challenges in today’s world. The topics studied are the main actors and architecture of global health; health regulation and financial mechanisms to fight pandemic; the social determinants of health; the economic dimension of health; access to medication; climate change and health.
In this course the focus are the economic concepts, theories, events, socio-political actors and processes relevant in Latin America. It includes an overview of the geography and history of Latin America, an analysis of the main economic problems of the area, and of the policies implemented to deal with poverty and inequality. Finally the economic integration processes in course (NAFTA, ALCA, CAN, MERCOSUR) will be examined critically.
New realities and new rules: internationalization and globalization. International trade: classical analysis and new realities. Trade in tasks and global value chains. Competitiveness. Distributive effects of globalization. International trade system: Protectionism and regionalism in the world economy. Macroeconomics and international finance. Exchange rates’s role. International financial system and its possible reforms. External imbalances in the global economy. International financial crisis and post-crisis. Monetary integration: the experience of the euro.
The course will analyze the contemporary international system in a process of globalization, the players involved in this system, their typologies and relational processes, the structural trends of change and continuity in the system. Empirical case studies will be examined, with special attention to the Europeist process, its nature and functions in the global system.
Other optional courses may be available.
Erasmus University Rotterdam
- International relations theory
The Master Global History and International Relations attempts to combine history and theory. In this course the focus is on theory: International Relations Theory (IRT). We will, however, try to connect theory and history, more particularly the problem of using theory in historical research. We hope that this may help you to write your MA thesis research proposal in the Research Workshop.The Oxford Handbook of International Relations (2008) offers a comprehensive overview of the field of international relations. It debates the nature of the field, critically engages with the major theories, and examines the field's relation with other disciplines. This course studies and discusses selected articles of the Oxford Handbook to introduce the subject of international relations studies. The selection of chapters is complemented by a series of articles on Non-Western International Relations, focusing on East-Asia. During class we will apply theories of international relations to historical and contemporary issues, like the 'The Opium Wars in China in the 19th century', 'The Nuclear Threat of North Korea', 'Somalia: a failed state' and 'The Rise of China'.
- Maritime history and port cities
More information for this course will be published soon.
- Research workshops to prepare for master level thesis
Research methods workshops will be provided in order to prepare students for their master level thesis.
- Business History of Fashion
Fashion has often been studied from a cultural or costume history perspective. This course aims to highlight other important aspects of fashion and focuses on the fashion industry. The main objective of this minor is to gain insight into the business historical dimensions of the fashion industry and the importance of fashion for the global and local economy. It delves into the history of fashion companies and intermediaries, the economic characteristics of the fashion products and its markets. Students will thus study past and recent developments in the fashion industry. They will gain a historical, business, economic perspective of the fashion industry through a mix of lectures, seminars, guest lecturers and field trips. The main objective is to look into the history of the fashion industry and the world behind the glamorous catwalks and shiny magazines. It aims to analyse fashion from a business history perspective, to look for similarities and differences with other industries.
- Development economics 1 - Macro issues
Expose students to macroeconomic issues in economic development, including how economic growth, trade, inequality, aid, capital flows, and population issues affect economic development.
- Development economics 3 - Regional perspectives
Allow students to apply theoretical and empirical concepts in development economics to understand differences in regional economic development (East Asia, South Asia, Latin America, and Africa).
- Globalisation and development
In-depth study of linkages between globalization and economic development – opportunities, risks and challenges.
- International Human Resource Management
Students get insights into major topics of Human Resource Management (HRM) in an international context. The course will introduce the context international managers need to consider, e.g. cultural differences, and major HRM functions, e.g. global staffing.
- Sustainable development, trade and environment
The seminar focuses on environmental issues in globalized context, emphasizing the concept of sustainable development and the role of international trade as well as global enforcement mechanisms.
- Selected topics in Asian business and management
The seminar will place particular focus on selected Asian countries, e.g. China, Japan, South Korea, and Indonesia. It will cover research fields related to Asian business and management issues (e.g. market entry, employee retention, expatriates, M&A).
- Political construction of Europe
Introduction into the historical dimensions of the European integration process into current debates about Europe.