Discussion Board and Take Home Final Exam

Discussion Board.

Ten dialogic responses to questions in Discussion Board. Contemporary Global Economy operates on a principle of engaged participation. Students contribute to an interactive dialogic learning environment that fosters informed, supportive discussion, questioning, and debate for all. Regular preparation (outlined in Teaching & Learning Strategies) and active participation in tutorial provides a strong basis for success in this subject. This is a threshold task. You are required to complete this task satisfactorily in order to be permitted to the Final Exam. Active participation in this activity will be directly relevant and help you to prepare for the Final.

Take Home Exam.

The final exam provides choice of questions within two types, short answer and essay. The questions on the exam are selected from a larger set of study questions distributed in advance as an Exam Brief for discussion in the final tutorial or two weeks before the final exam. Discussion Board questions support development of suitable approaches to answering exam questions.

Length: 2 hours
Due: UTS Exam period

The exam date and location will be advised when set. Please be aware students are required to be available throughout the examination period.

Criteria Criteria                                                  Weight (%)                SLOs                              CILOs


SLOs: subject learning objectives

CILOs: course intended learning outcomes

Use of plagiarism detection software

All written assessments should be submitted via Turnitin (UTS Online). Similarity reports will be generated and used to check for plagiarism.

Moderation of marks

High Distinction and Fail results will be double marked.

Assessment feedback

Assessment feedback will generally be available via ReView. Feedback will usually be available within 3 weeks of submission.

Required texts

This subject takes a targeted approach to reading and learning by assigning key material from the leading texts and new books on the global economy. Most of the subject material appears in the following four books, two textbooks and two recent monographs. The assigned readings are listed in Weekly Materials on the subject site in UTS Online.

Where possible, electronic and physical copies are placed on DDR library reserve or open reserve in the UTS Library. The books are available as ebooks at Booktopia.

Davies, R. (2019). Extreme Economies: Survival, Failure, Future–Lessons from the World’s Limits. Random House.

Dicken, P. (2015). Global Shift: Mapping the Contours of the World Economy, 7th ed. Sage.

Knox, P., Agnew, J.A. & McCarthy, L. (2014). The Geography of the World Economy, 6th ed. Routledge.

Kroeber, A.R. (2020). China’s Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know, 2nd ed. Oxford University Press.

Recommended texts

Allan, T. (2012). The Middle East Water Question: Hydropolitics and the Global Economy. Bloomsbury Publishing. Augustin-Jean, L., & Cheung, A.H. (2018). The Economic Roots of the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong:

Globalization and the Rise of China. Routledge.

Axford, B. (2013). Theories of Globalization. Polity Press.

Bales, K. (2012). Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy. Univ of California Press.

Berger, S., & Lester, R.K. (2015). Global Taiwan: Building Competitive Strengths in a New International Economy.


Cartier, C. & Lew, A.A. (2005). Seductions of Place: Geographical Perspectives on Globalization and Touristed Landscapes. Routledge.

Cheung, S., & Wu, D.Y. (Eds.). (2012). Globalization of Chinese Food. Routledge.

Chiu, S.W.K. (2018). City States in the Global Economy: Industrial Restructuring in Hong Kong and Singapore.


Coe, N.M., & Yeung, H.W.C. (2015). Global Production Networks: Theorizing Economic Development in an Interconnected World. Oxford University Press.

Conlin, M.V., & Jolliffe, L. (Eds.). (2010). Mining Heritage and Tourism: A Gobal Synthesis. Routledge. Currid-Halkett, E. (2008). The Warhol Economy: How Fashion, Art, and Music Drive New York City. Princeton University Press.

De Blij, H. (2008). The Power of Place: Geography, Destiny, and Globalization’s Rough Landscape. Oxford University Press.

Dunning, J.H., & Lundan, S.M. (2008). Multinational Enterprises and the Global Economy. Edward Elgar Publishing.

Edgington, D.W. (2018). Japanese Business Down Under: Patterns of Japanese investment in Australia. Routledge. Felsenstein, D., Schamp, E.W., & Shachar, A. (Eds.). (2013). Emerging Nodes in the Global Economy: Frankfurt and Tel Aviv Compared. Springer Science & Business Media.

Frank, A.G., & Denemark, R.A. (2015). Reorienting the 19th Century: Global Economy in the Continuing Asian Age.


Lahiri-Dutt, K. (2016). The Coal Nation: Histories, Ecologies and Politics of Coal in India. Routledge.

Gottfried, H. (2013). Gender, Work, and Economy: Unpacking the Global Economy. John Wiley & Sons.

James, A. (2012). Fairness in Practice: A Social Contract for a Global Economy. Oxford University Press.

Lutz, H. (2011). The New Maids: Transnational Women and the Care Economy. Zed Books Ltd.

Murray, W.E. & Overton, J. (2015). Geographies of Globalization, 2nd ed. Routledge.

Mander, J. (Ed.). (2014). The Case Against the Global Economy: And for a Turn Towards Localization. Routledge. Naim, M. (2010). Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers and Copycats are Hijacking the Global Economy. Random House.

Newell, P. & Paterson, M. (2010). Climate Capitalism: Global Warming and the Transformation of the Global Economy. Cambridge University Press.

Orozco, M. (2013). Migrant Remittances and Development in the Global Economy. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers.

Rennie-Short, J. (2013). Global Metropolitan: Globalizing Cities in a Capitalist World. Routledge.

Sachs, J.D. (2020). The Ages of Globalization: Geography, Technology, and Institutions. Columbia University Press.

Sassen, S. (1991). The Global City: New York, London, Tokyo. Princeton Univ Press.

Warde, I. (2010) Islamic Finance in the Global Economy, 2nd ed. Oxford University Press.

Willer, H. & Lernoud, J. (2019). The World of Organic Agriculture. Statistics and Emerging Trends 2019. Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL and IFOAM Organics International.

Xiang, B. (2007). Global “Body Shopping”: An Indian Labor System in the Information Technology Industry.

Princeton University Press.

Varoufakis, Y. (2015). The Global Minotaur: America, Europe and the Future of the Global Economy. Zed Books Ltd..

Other resources

Resources for economic data and data visualisation:

The Financial Times Graphics and Data Visualisation: https://www.ft.com/graphics and https://www.ft.com/data-visualisation

Our World In Data: UK worldview of long-run economic trends: https://ourworldindata.org

Brookings Business & Industry, Cities and Regions, Global Development: https://www.brookings.edu/

World Resources Institute Maps and Data: https://www.wri.org/resources

HowMuch.net US-based data visualisation and infographics: https://howmuch.net/

Globalization of the economy concerns rapid complex change, making knowledge of economic news a vital part of understanding. The ABC, the BBC, and the Guardian are directly accessible paywall. Access the Financial Times and the New York Times through UTS Library.

ABC The Kohler Report: the daily economy in graphs and charts – https://www.abc.net.au/news/business/kohler-report/

The Guardian Greg Jerhico on the Australian economy: https://www.theguardian.com/profile/greg-jericho The BBC: https://www.bbc.com/

The Financial Times: https://www.ft.com/global-economy

The New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/section/business