Only students of the Advanced MSc International Relations and Diplomacy programme can take this course.
This is an advanced Master’s level course on International Political Economy (IPE). IPE is the study of the changing relationships between states, markets, and societies around the globe. It also represents a confluence of approaches: namely, political science, sociology, and economics. In this course, students will deepen their understanding of key IPE theories, approaches, issues, and debates. We begin by examining IPE’s main theoretical toolkit and the debates that have structured theoretical innovation in the field. With these approaches in mind, students will examine central IPE issues like the current economic crisis, global governance and transnational financial regulation, the diffusion of state authority and the rise of private authority at the international level.
Students will deepen their understanding of the main theories and themes that structure the study of International Political Economy. They will acquire knowledge of both perennial IPE debates as well as contemporary issues.
Students can expect to hone their critical reading, writing, argumentation, and presentation skills.
On the right-hand side of the programme front page of the E-Prospectus you will find a link to the online timetables.
Mode of instruction
Study load: 280 hours
Attendance is mandatory, subject to course structure (see syllabus for details).
2 Essays – 40% each
1 Class Presentation – 20%
Class participation – Pass/Fail
Failed partial grades or components should be compensated by passed partial grades or components. The calculated grade must be at least 5,5 to pass the course.
Passed partial grades obtained in the academic year 2022-2023 remain valid during the academic year 2023-2024.
Passed partial grades obtained in the academic year 2023-2024 remain valid during the academic year 2024-2025.
Should a student fail the overall course, s/he can complete the course in the next academic year. In cases of exceptional circumstances, a student may apply to the board of examiners for a resit to complete the course in the same academic year.
This will be available on Brightspace 2-3 weeks before the start of the course
Register yourself via uSis for each course, workgroup and exam (not all courses have workgroups and/or exams). Do so on time, before the start of the course; some courses and workgroups have limited spaces. You can view your personal schedule in MyTimetable after logging in.
Registration for this course is possible from Wednesday 12 July 13.00h
Leiden University uses Brightspace as its online learning management system. After enrolment for the course in uSis you will be automatically enrolled in the Brightspace environment of this course.
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