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Introduction to International Political Economy



This course introduces students to the field of International Political Economy (IPE) – the study of economic interactions between states, markets, and societies. The course begins with a focus on some key analytical approaches before moving on to exploration of empirical issues, and debates. Key issues to be explored include: trade, international monetary relations, the recent economic crisis, global inequality, and financial regulation.

Objective: 1: To understand some of the core issues and debates within the field of international political economy.
Objective: 2: To be able to apply analyticial approaches to these core issues and to be able to develop a critical unerstanding of these approaches.

Methods of Instruction:

This course will consist of two 2-hour lectures and 2 hours workgroup each week for seven weeks. These seminars will begin with a short introduction before moving on to group discussion.

Study Material:

A course syllabus will be made available on blackboard.

Theodore H. Cohn, Global Political Economy, Seventh Edition, International Edition, Routledge.


First opportunity for a written exam: March 23, 2017, 13.00-16.00 hrs at the University Sport Centre (USC)

Second opportunity for a written exam: June 2, 13.00-16.00 hrs at the USC



Admission requirements: