Overview of classes:
29 September: no class yet
6 October: Chapter 1 Introduction
13 October: Chapter 2 The WTO in the world trade system & Chapter 3 The political economy of international trade cooperation
20 October: Chapter 4 A society-centered approach to trade politics & Chapter 5 A state-centered approach to trade politics
27 October: Chapter 6 Trade and development I: Import substitution industrialization & Chapter 7 Trade and development II: Economic reform
3 November: no class
10 November: Chapter 8 Multinational corporations in the global economy & Chapter 9 The politics of multinational corporations
17 November: Anthony Leysens – Class 1:
Global Political Economy, International Political Economy and Political Economy: Conceptualisation, Theoretical Debates and Critical Political Economy
Gilpin, R. 2001. Global Political Economy: Understanding the International Economic Order. Princeton University Press: Princeton. Chapters 1 and 2.
Cohen, B.J. 2007. ‘The transatlantic divide: Why are American and British IPE so different?’ Review of International Political Economy, 14 (2) pp. 197-219
Phillips, N. (ed.) 2005. Globalizing International Political Economy. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke. Chapters 1 and 10.
Extra class: 18 November, 6 – 8 pm (evenening class!!), Room R. 212 !!
: Anthony Leysens – Class 2:
The Critical Theory of Robert W Cox: A Holistic Framework of Understanding
Cox, R.W. 1981. ‘Social Forces, States and World Orders: Beyond International Relations Theory’, Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 10 (2): 126-155.
Cox, R.W. 1983. ‘Gramsci, Hegemony and International Relations: An Essay in Method’, Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 12 (2): 162-175.
Cox, R.W. 2004. ‘Beyond Empire and Terror: Critical Reflections on the Political Economy of World Order’, New Political Economy, 9 (3): 307-323.
Schouten, P. 2009. ‘Theory Talk #37: Robert Cox on World Orders, Historical Change, and the Purpose of Theory in International Relations’, Theory Talks, http://www.theorytalks.org/2010/03/theory-talk-37.html
Mahmud, S. and Kabeer, N. 2006. ‘Compliance versus accountability: struggles for dignity and daily bread in the Bangladesh garment industry’, in Newell, P. and Wheeler, J. (eds.) Rights, Resources and the Politics of Accountability. London: Zed Books.
Jones, B.G. 2008. ‘The global political economy of social crisis: Towards a critique of the “failed state” ideology’, Review of International Political Economy, 15 (2): 180-205.
Extra class: 22 November, 9.30 – 12.30, Room D.014: Anthony Leysens – Class 3
: The Global Financial Crisis: A Critical Review and Analysis
Gamble, A. 2009. The Spectre at the Feast: Capitalist Crisis and the Politics of Recession. Palgrave Macmillan: Houndmills, Basingstoke. (Chapters 1, 5 and 6)
Wade, R. 2008. “The First-World Debt Crisis of 2007-2010 in Global Perspective” in Challenge, 51 (4), July/August 2008.
Nesvetailova, A. and Palan, R. 2008. “A Very North Atlantic Credit Crunch: Geopolitical Implications of the Global Liquidity Crisis” in Journal of International Affairs, 62 (1), Fall/Winter, 2008.
(library online journals)
24 November: Anthony Leysens – Class 4:
Applying CCT to the Political Economy of South Africa
Andreasson, S. 2006. “The ANC and its Critics: ‘Predatory Liberalism’, Black Empowerment and Intra-Alliance Tensions in Post-Apartheid South Africa‟, Democratization 13 (2) pp. 303-322.
Koelble, Thomas A. (2004) ‘Economic policy in the post-colony: South Africa between Keynesian remedies and Neoliberal pain’, New Political Economy 9 (1), pp. 57-78.
Taylor, I. 2001. Stuck in Middle Gear: South Africa’s Post-Apartheid Foreign Relations. London: Praeger (chapters 1 and 3).
1 December: no class
8 December: Chapter 12 A society-centered approach to monetary and exchange rate policies & Chapter 13 A state-centered approach to monetary and exchange rate policies
15 December: Chapter 14 Developing countries and international finance I: The Latin American debt crisis & Chapter 15 Developing countries international finance II: A decade of crises
For information on trade negotiations, see the website of the Geneva-based NGO 'International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development' (ICTSD), http://ictsd.net/, and the website of the World Trade Organization (WTO), http://www.wto.org/.
For information on EU trade policy, see the European Commission Directorate-General for Trade: http://ec.europa.eu/trade/ and the publications and links at the website of the Brussels trade policy think-tank European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE) in Brussels: www.ecipe.org.