POL201 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.”

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POL303 Global Security
Undergraduate course taught at the Department of Political Science and International Relations.

“This course aims to introduce the students to some of the major concepts, theories, and issue areas in global security in order to enable them to gain an understanding of the multi-faceted nature of international security in a globalized world. The course will adopt a human security perspective and taking into full consideration the emergence of new and nontraditional forms of security in the period after the end of the Cold War, it will inquire into military related security issues such as war, peace, terrorism and nuclear weapons, as well as non-military security concepts, such as environmental, energy, food and water security. These concepts and the diverse range of theories that apply to them will be discussed within the context of cases of real world issues, both historical and current. Students will also apply the knowledge they gain through the course to empirical cases of their interest by preparing case studies to be presented in the classroom.”

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