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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.

Course Objectives:

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.

Mode of Instruction:

This course will consist of two 2-hour lectures throughout the block.

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: Tuesday 27 March 2018, 09.00-12.00 at the USC

Second opportunity for a written exam: Tuesday 12 June 2018, 09.00-12.00 at the USC