IR204 International Political Economy
Undergraduate course taught at the Department of Political Science and International Relations.
“This course offers an introduction to the field of International Political Economy (IPE), exploring the interaction of economics and politics in international relations, and the struggle for power and wealth within the global system. The main idea behind this course, and IPE in general, is that international politics and international economics cannot be understood in isolation. The course is concerned with a number of macro issues such as the role of states and other actors in the global economy; the relative positions of the state and the market; and the consequences of the increasing economic interdependence brought about by globalization. Within this framework the course will deal with topics like global trade, international monetary system, cross border financial flows, foreign direct investment and multinational corporations, state and development, regional integration, and financial crises. The course aims to equip the students with the essential concepts and theories employed in the study of IPE and enable them to employ these when analyzing empirical events.”