|| IP37220 |
|| INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY |
|| 2006/2007 |
|| To Be Arranged |
|| Intended for use in future years |
|Next year offered
|| N/A |
|Next semester offered
|| N/A |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 16 Hours. (16 x 1 hour) |
|| Seminars / Tutorials || 8 Hours. (4 x 2 hour) |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours ||70%|
|Semester Assessment|| Essay: 1 x 2,000 words ||30%|
|Supplementary Exam|| Students may, subject to Faculty approval, have the opportunity to resit this module. For further clarification please contact the Academic Administrator in the Department of International Politics.|| |
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
- demonstrate a working knowledge of the leading approaches to IPE, both mainstream and critical
- identify the main structural features of the global political economy and how they are changing
- outline some of the leading issues of the day, such as the governability of global finance and the appropriate role of international economic institutions.
This module introduces students to the academic study of International Political Economy (IPE). It will be of interest to those students who wish to acquire a deeper understanding of the way in which the global economy is structured and organised. By taking this module students will prepare themselves for more advanced study in IPE. It is also a pre-requisite for taking IP32720 (The Political Economy of Global Finance).
The aim of this module is to provide students with an overview of IPE as an academic discipline, thereby deepening their understanding of the broader context of international politics.
This module explores the historical origins of the global economy, canvasses leading approaches to IPE, outlines the main structural features of the contemporary period, and examines current issues such as globalisation and global economic governance.
By taking this module students can develop three different sets of skills. As a result of preparing and attending lectures, students will have the opportunity to develop their comprehension and analytical skills. As a result of preparing for and participating in tutorial discussions, they will have an opportunity to improve time management skills and practise oral debating and presentation skills. As a result of writing and researching their essays, they will be expected to employ recognised social science methods of inquiry, develop their library and IT skills, practise good writing techniques, demonstrate solid time management capabilities (to meet deadlines), and display sound analytical capacity. Developing these skills throughout the module will assist students in achieving the module's principal aim of introducing them to the academic study of IPE.
10 ECTS credits
** Recommended Text
George Crane and Abla Amawi eds The Theorectical Evolution of International Politics Economy
2nd. (ISBN: 0195094433)
Richard Stubbs and Geoffrey Undershill eds Politcal Economy and the Changing global Order
2nd. (ISBN: 0195414640)
Robert Gilpin Global Political Economy
Ronen Palan, ed. Global Political Economy
Susan Strange States and Markets
This module is at CQFW Level 6