INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
Department of International Relations and European Studies
||International Political Economy
||Number of ECTS Credits
||Class Hours Per Week
||Total Hours Per Semester
||2 + 1
|Introduction to the interdependence of economic and political factors at the international level, in both theory and practice, with special emphasis on the visible politicisation of international economic relations, and the problems it generates; as well as focusing on the evolution and transformation of international arrangements designed to regulate international affairs relating to trade, money, technology etc.
|The aim of the course is to introduce the fundamentals of international political economy (IPE). This course will clearly show students how politics and economics come together in today\'s global environment. The course will also demonstrate how an understanding of IPE can help students make sense of global news, business investments, and government policies.
- What is International Political Economy? Why we study it?
- The World Trade Organization and the World Trade System
- The Political Economy of International Trade Cooperation
- The Society and State Centered Approach to Trade Politics
- Trade and Development I: Import Substitution Industrialization
- Trade and Development II: Economic Reform
- Preparation for Midterm exam
- Midterm Exam
- Multinational and Transnational Corporations, Oil Crises, Geopolitics of Energy
- Migration: Another form of trade?
- The Global Security Structure
- Tax Havens, the Panama Papers, and Inequality
- Politics of Environment, The Greenhouse Effect, Deforestation, Global Warming
- The International Political Economy of Food and Hunger, Food Crises and Famine
- Course overview, preparation for Final Exam
- Interactive Lectures
- Discussions and group work
- Student debates
- Case Studies
- Use of educational films
- Analyse global economic and political issues in the same context.
- The students will be able to find out explanation of global issues, according to theories, institutions, and relationships found in IPE.
- Compare the first and the third world economic policies
- Examine the changes in international political economy for one year.
- Oatley, T. 2011. International Political Economy. 5th ed. New York: Pearson
|ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
|Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)||15||2||30|
|Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)||15||1||15|
|Midterm Examination (1 week)||1||2||2|
|Final Examination(1 week)||1||2||2|
|Preparation for Midterm Examination||1||15||15|
|Preparation for Final Examination||1||21||21|
|Assignment / Homework/ Project||1||20||20|
|Seminar / Presentation||1||20||20|