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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.

"Thomas Oatley, International Political Economy (6th Edition)”

Assessment Method:

Written exam.

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


See general info on tab 'Year 2'

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