Purpose: 1. Students will learn about the main theories, issues and debates in the field of International Political Economy. 2. Through class assignments, students will hone their writing, research and participation skills.
Content: This course introduces students to the field of International Political Economy (IPE) – the study of the changing relationships between states, markets, and societies around the globe. Students will learn about key IPE theories, issues and debates. Theories covered include: liberalism, mercantilism, structuralism, constructivism and feminism. Key debates to be discussed include: the current economic crisis; tensions between competing models of global trade and finance; regionalism; how “emerging economies”, like China and India, are reshaping the global economy; how social groups influence markets and states; globalization and global inequality; global governance and transnational financial regulation; and the “illicit” global economy (like drug trafficking and blood diamonds).
Methods of Instruction
Lectures and workshops.
David Balaam and Bradford Dillman (2011), Introduction to International Political Economy, Fifth Edition (International Edition), Pearson.
First opportunity for an exam
Thursday 27 March 2014, 13.00-16.00 hrs in the USC
Second opportunity for an exam
Tuesday 3 June 2014, 9.00-12.00 hrs in the USC
Final exam; in-class quizzes; short essay.
You can register for an exam or retake through USIS until 10 days before the exam or retake.
Wednesday 5 February until 19 March, 9.00-11.00 hrs in SA41
Friday 7 February until 21 March, 9.00-11.00 hrs in 1A20 (except 21 March SA41 and 14 March 1A01)
Workgroup 1: Friday 7 February until 21 March,15.00-17.00 hrs in SA29
Workgroup 2: Friday 7 February until 21 March, 15.00-17.00 hrs in 5B14
Workgroup 3: Friday 7 February until 21 March, 13.00-15.00 hrs in SA29
Workgroup 4: Friday 7 February until 21 March, 13.00-15.00 hrs in 5B14
Workgroup 5: Monday 10 February until 17 March, 9.00-11.00 hrs in 5B14
Workgroup 6: Monday 10 February until 17 March, 11.00-13.00 hrs in 5B14 (except 3 March in 5A41 and 17 March in 1A22)