International Political Economy

Course NameInternational Political Economy
Course CodePOS510
DescriptionThe course will explore international political economy (IPE) from a theoretical, empirical, and normative perspective. It starts with explanation of institutions from economic, sociological and philosophical perspective and assesses their relevance for economic development. The course will stress the specifics of economic way of thinking and will place political economy into broader discourse of philosophy and social science. Emphasis will also be put on juxtaposing economic and political ways of organizing society and identifying the limits of both. In the second part the course concentrates on evaluating the political/economic interactions of states and non-states. It further examines impacts of macro statist and non-statist activity upon individuals.
Learning OutcomesUpon completion of this course, students will be able to:
– Critically assess theoretical and empirical literature in political economy;
– Understand key theoretical concepts of political economy;
– Identify reasons for and against government interventions in various cases on micro and macro level;
– Discern different types of arguments used in the debates on policy issues;
– Express and defend their own position on policy issues in oral and written presentations;
– Cooperate in teams;
– Write a policy paper;
– Critically assess other students’ written and oral presentations.
SchoolSchool of International Relations and Diplomacy (IRD)
Number of credits (US / ECTS)3 US / 6 ECTS