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Essay Question: “The international financial institutions efforts to address global poverty are inadequate”. Discuss.

-This book must be used in these essays,

-Robert O?brien and Marc Williams, Global Political Economy Second Edition (Basingstoke; Palgrave, 2007)

Marking Criteria and Advice

What the Assessor will be looking for when marking this assignment:

1. Comprehension of Unit Material: ensure that your use of facts is accurate and relevant concepts and theories are examined. Ensure you demonstrate an understanding of the weekly required readings of the unit as a whole.
2. Research: ensure that you use a significant amount of research (especially for larger –research essays). You should not be overly dependent on web sources – you should ensure that the number of web sources does not exceed your journal articles and books. Critical analysis: Your essay must sustain a coherent argument that is supported by giving evidence and reasons. This will require demonstrating careful analysis of other people’s arguments and being critical of the evidence at hand (this may require questioning the assumptions of the material you have read).
3. Relevance to the question: Ensure your argument addresses the question clearly and directly. Ensure that the concepts and examples you use are focused on the question that you are addressing and the argument you are making.
4. Clear essay structure: it should possess an introduction that sets out how you are going to answer the question, an essay body that considers evidence and research and then links these to your point of view, and a conclusion that reinforces your position in relation to the question.
5. Expression: Writing and grammar should be clear and consistent. Essay structure should consist of paragraphs containing one core idea – avoid using dot points or ‘mini-paragraphs’.
6. Referencing: One style of referencing should be used throughout when other people’s ideas are being used. A well-presented bibliography of used sources must be included.


• Ensure your essay does not contain plagiarised material. Put all direct quotes in quotation marks and use page numbers wherever possible.

• Answer the question directly and do not over use quotes. This exercise is focusing on your argument and perspective.

Further resources
Recommended texts
• David Held, and Anthony McGrew, Globalisation/Anti-globalisation Second Edition (Cambridge, Polity Press, 2007)
• Joseph Stiglitz, Globalization and its Discontents (London; Penguin books, 2002)
• Joseph Stiglitz, Making Globalization Work (London; Penguin books, 2006)
• Robert O?Brien, etal., Contesting Global Governance (Cambridge; CUP 2000)
• Manfred B. Steger, Globalism: Market Ideology Meets Terrorism 2nd edition (Rowman and Littlefield, 2005)

• Jan Aart Scholte, Globalisation, a critical introduction Second Edition (Basingstoke; Palgrave, 2005)
• David Held, et al, Global Transformations (Cambridge, Polity Press, 1999)
• Leslie Sklair, Globalization: Capitalism and its Alternatives. 3rd edition. (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2002)
• John Ravenhill (ed.), Global Political Economy (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2005)
• Gilpin, Robert, Global Political Economy (Princeton; Princeton University Press, 2001)
• Richard Stubbs and Geoffrey Underhill (eds.), Political Economy and the Changing Global Order 2nd edition/3rd edition (Oxford; Oxford University Press, 1999/2005)

Some useful websites
Global Policy Webpage is a great page for material relating to the state, globalisation and the UN.
The Global Transformations webpage is great for globalisation material.
Carnegie Council webpage good material on ethics and global justice International Institutions
World Bank:
ILO: Pro Capitalist Organisations:
World Economic Forum:
The Trilateral Commission:
European Round Table of Industrialists: Anti Capitalist Organisations:
Left Business Observer:
Multinational Monitor:
G77 (anti neo-liberal grouping)
Debt canceling movements World Social Forum
Focus on the Global South
Mobilization for Global Justice
50 Years is Enough
Our World is Not For Sale NGOs:
Global Trade Watch:
Amnesty International:
Friends of the Earth: