Choose one (1) of the those essay questions:
Possible Essay Topics
1. Explore the main implications of the European Union extending its membership to include the former communist countries of central and eastern Europe. Consider the implications for the business world and in so doing, consider the various aspects of the business environment.
2. The countries of Latin America often seem to be held back from achieving their economic potential. Investigate the possible reasons for this hindrance. Consider the patchwork of regional integration across North, South and Central America and discuss the prospects for a possible future Free Trade Area of the Americas.
3 With reference to their recent economic performance, investigate the likelihood of countries in South-East Asia becoming significant players in the global economy in the next few years. Consider the possible implications for the role of the US dollar and the policies of international institutions such as the IMF and WTO, if China becomes the dominant world economic power in the next few years.
4. An emerging phenomenon in sub-Saharan Africa is the economic growth being experienced in some of the region’s poorest countries. Investigate and discuss the extent to which this economic growth can be described an ‘African economic renaissance’. Consider recent FDI in Africa and evaluate the arguments for and against modern ‘scramble for Africa’ by China and other investing countries, from an African perspective.