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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 analytical approaches to these core issues and to be able to develop a critical understanding of these approaches.

Mode of Instruction

The course will consist of two 2-hour lectures per week throughout the block

Study Material

A course syllabus will be made available on Brightspace.

Text book: Thomas Oatley, Internaitonal Political Economy (6th Edition).

Assessment Method

Written Exam.

The time and location of inspection and debriefing of the exam will be announced via Brightspace no later than the publication of the grades.


See general information on tab 'Jaar 2'

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