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Introduction International Political Economy

Course 2014-2015

Description

Objective: 1. Students can expect to gain an understanding of the main theories and topics related to International Political Economy.
Objective: 2. Students will develop their critical reading, writing and presentation skills. They will also learn how to construct a policy brief on a specific IPE topic.

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: global trade relations; international monetary relations and the New Virtual Economy; the current economic crisis; how “emerging economies”, like China and India, are reshaping the global economy; banks and bank regulations; and the “illicit” global economy (like drug trafficking and blood diamonds).

Methods of Instruction

The course consists of 2 x two-hour lectures per week and 1 x two-hour workgroups per week. In both the lectures and workgroups students are expected to come to class having completed the assigned readings. Please enroll for this course on Blackboard.

Study Material

Textbook: Theodore H. Cohn (2011) Global Political Economy, Sixth Edition, International Edition, Pearson.

Examination

Final Exam: 50%
Policy Report: 25%
Presentation: 15%
Work Group Participation: 10%

Exams

First opportunity for a written exam
Thursday 26 March 2015, 09.00-12.00 in the USC

Second opportunity for a written exam
Wednesday 3 June 2015, 09.00-12.00 in the USC

Exam registration

Student must register for each exam through uSis. This is only possible from 100 until 10 calendar days before the exam. More information on exam registration

Schedule

Lectures
Tuesday 3 February until 17 March, 13.00-15.00 hrs in 1A20
Thursday 5 february until 19 March, 13.00-15.00 hrs in SC01 (except 26 February in Gorlaeus 01)

Workgroups

  • Workgroup 1: Friday 6, 13 February, 9.00-11.00 hrs in 1A12
    Monday 16 February until 16 March, 9.00-11.00 hrs in 5B14
  • Workgroup 2: Friday 6, 13 February, 9.00-11.00 hrs in 5B16
    Monday 16 February until 16 March, 9.00-11.00 hrs in SA29 (except 23 February in room 1A15)
  • Workgroup 3: Friday 6, 13 February, 9.00-11.00 hrs in SA37
    Monday 16 February until 16 March, 9.00-11.00 hrs in SA31 (except 23 February in room 1A11)
  • Workgroup 4: Friday 6, 13 February, 11.00-13.00 hrs in 1A24
    Monday 16 February until 16 March, 11.00-13.00 hrs in 1A24
  • Workgroup 5: Friday 6, 13 February, 11.00-13.00 hrs in 1A12
    Monday 16 February until 16 March, 11.00-13.00 hrs in 1A33
  • Workgroup 6: Friday 6, 13 February, 11.00-13.00 hrs in 5B14
    Monday 16 February until 9 March, 11.00-13.00 hrs in 5B14 (except 16 March in room 6C03)
  • Workgroup 7: Friday 6, 13 February, 13.00-15.00 hrs in 1A12
    Monday 16 February until 9 March, 13.00-15.00 hrs in SA23 (except 16 March in room 5A23)
  • Workgroup 8: Friday 6 February until 20 March, 13.00-15.00 hrs in 1A15 (except 20 March SA49)

Admission requirements

N/A