International political economy
|Course code module||MMIBD-320|
|Study load (hours)||168|
|Instructor(s)||Dirk De Bièvre|
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
|Semester exam information:||semester exam in June|
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- You keep yourselves informed about current international affairs and you are interested in assessing conflicting explanations of evolving events.
- You are able to apply abstract generalising statements to concrete cases.
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
This course conveys insight in some of the most important questions of international economic relations, and teaches you how to assess the different answers to them.
3. Course content
- This course offers an introduction to the subdiscipline of international political economy, in which we study how economic interests structure political decision making.
- Some of the questions covered include: What is the impact of globalisation on international politics? Who liberalised international trade and why? How does the world trading regime work and what is the WTO? What are the origins of capital liberalisation? How does monetary policy work and what is the IMF? What is the impact of globalisation on the welfare state?
- In formulating answers to these questions, we are primarily interested in the motives for public actors. That is why the course does not require you to know about economic theories before starting.
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: Lectures
Personal work: Supervised self-study
5. Assessment method
Exam: Oral, with written preparationClosed bookOpen questions
6. Compulsory reading – study material
- Powerpoint-presentaties van de hoorcolleges
- Oatley, Thomas (2003), International Political Economy: Interests and Institutions in the Global Economy, New York: Longman.
7. Recommended reading - study material
- Regular reading of the Financial Times and/or The Economist.
- Blackboard discussion forum
- After the course on Thursdays (11.30)
laatste aanpassing: last update: 23/10/2006 15:26 dirk.debievre