POEC 393: Canada and the Global Political Economy Report a Broken Link

The overall aim of Political Economy 393 is to enable you to understand the workings of International Political Economy while introducing you to Canada's relationship with the North American geo-political and economic space, as well as the global economic system. The course draws on specific issues, institutions, and trends within the global political economy and examines their impact on the evolution of Canadian political economy.

Unit 1


Introduction: Globalization and Neo-Liberalism in the Global Political Economy

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Unit 2


From Bretton Woods to Neoliberalism

Section 1: Bretton Woods and National Policy Autonomy

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Rupert, Mark,  and M. Scott Solomon. “A Brief History of Globalization,” in Globalization and International Political Economy: The Politics of Alternative Futures, 25–52 (Toronto: Rowman and Littlefield, 2006).

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Section 2: The Making of Neoliberalism in Canada

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Unit 3


Regionalism and Integration

Section 1: Initiating Integration

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Watch Video on UTube: "Ross Perot vs. Al Gore NAFTA Debate FULL! 1993"

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Section 2: Security and Prosperity Partnership - Technocratic Integration

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Section 3: Accelerating Integration - A (neo)constitutional form of Integration?

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Unit 4


Financial Integration and Investment

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Porter, Tony.   “The Emerging Regime for Regulating Global Finance,” in Globalization and Finance, 31–45 (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2005).

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Unit 5


New Issues on the North American Agenda

Section 1: Culture and Integration

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Section 2: Environment and Integration

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Unit 6


Conclusion: Beyond Neo-liberalism

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