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Module Code: INR102
Module Title: International Political Economy
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: International Relations
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module is designed to introduce students to the field of International Political Economy (IPE), its theoretical perspectives, and how it analyses and interprets the roles of states, societies and markets in trade, production, and finance in a global economy. The module starts with an introduction to the field and its major theoretical perspectives. The second part discusses transformations in the global political-economic order: i.e., the global trade, investment and production regimes. Part three discusses the role of states and societies in shaping world market integration. The last part of the module discusses contradictions and crises in the global economy and their politics.
Learning outcomes 
A. Identify and understand the fundamentals of major theories of International Political Economy.

B. Identify and understand major transformations in the structures and governance of trade, production and money in the post-war global economy.

C. Identify and understand how political and societal actors shape national integration into the global economy.

D. Identify and understand the politics of economic imbalances and crises in the global political economy.

E. Apply theoretical concepts in the analysis of matters IPE.

F. Develop academic writing skills.

G. Develop academic presentation skills.

H. Develop academic research skills.

Method of teaching and learning 
Lectures, seminars and private study

1. International Political Economy: topics and questions.

Theoretical perspectives

2. Liberal and Mercantilist perspectives.

3. Structuralist and Constructivist perspectives.

Transformations of the global political economic order

4. World trade: from GATT to the WTO and beyond.

5. The international monetary system: from Bretton Woods to the rise of global finance.

6. Multinational corporations: governing investment and global value chains.

States, societies, and markets

7. The politics of currencies and exchange rates: negotiating the impossible trinity.

8. The politics of global trade: who wins, who losesbr>
9. Globalization and development: what role for states and marketsbr>

Contradictions, conflict and crises in the global political economy

10. The political economy of global imbalances: conflict and change.

11. The 1997 Asian financial crisis: bad governance or finance unleashedbr>
12. The 2008 global financial crisis: crash, recovery … and reordering


13. Towards a new international political economic orderbr>

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26  13        111  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Reading Reports Portfolio 30.00
2 Presentation 10.00
3 Essay 60.00

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