This course explores the theories, history, and issues in international political economy. International political economy has been described as “the reciprocal and dynamic interaction in international relations of the pursuit of power and the pursuit of wealth.” The purpose of this course is to examine those interactions -- between power and wealth, the state and the market -- from a number of competing perspectives and different levels of analysis. We will focus on the causes and consequences of international trade and monetary relations; the growth of regional integration; the role of hegemony in maintaining the stability of international economic systems; strategies of economic development and transition; the role of multinational corporations in both developing and developed countries; and the drivers and consequences of migration and immigration. Student evaluations will be based on quizzes, short memos, sections, and a final exam.
Subfield: International Relations
Note: The discussion section times for this course are still being confirmed. We will post the course on the schedule of classes and the department website soon. Please check back.
Although there are no formal prerequisites for this course, background in international relations, international economics, or post World War II history is essential. Students who have NOT taken any economics should NOT take the class.