This course is an introduction to the key supranational and intergovernmental organizations that regulate international economic activity, with particular emphasis on the historical background, structure and function of the WTO and the EU. Special attention is given to the sustainability challenge and regimes of relevance to marketing and consumer issues, as well as how the international civil society is strengthened as a key player in forming public opinion.

Course content

  • Global political economy - theory and framework
  • International trade and production
  • The EU and the EEA
  • Sustainable development as both an environmental and economic development issue


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