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2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

PIED5523M International Political Economy

30 creditsClass Size: 20

Module manager: Dr Christine Harlen
Email: C.M.Harlen@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

This module is approved as an Elective

Module summary

On completion of this module, students will be able to analyse the key structures and processes that characterise the International Political Economy and to use these analytical skills effectively in future. - They will be able to assess critically the main analytical issues and contrasting theoretical perspectives on the linkages between politics and economics, on the one hand, and on the interaction of international and domestic levels of analysis, on the other. - They will understand how the post-war world economy emerged and developed, how politics (both domestic and international) interacts with trade and production; with money and finance; and with development, how international institutions and regimes have evolved, how the IPE affects domestic economic and public policy, and how different kinds of institutions, regional groupings and government functions are developing to cope with change. - They will have gained skills in writing, in presenting arguments about politics and in understanding how political data is used.

Objectives

On completion of this module, students should be able to:
1 Analyse the key structures and processes that characterise the international political economy;
2 Assess critically the main analytical issues and contrasting theoretical perspectives on the linkages between politics and economics;
3 Comprehend the interaction of international and domestic levels of analysis;
4 Understand how the post-war world economy emerged and developed;
5 Discuss how international and domestic politics interact with trade and production, with money and finance and with development;
6 Understand how international institutions and regimes have evolved;
7 Demonstrate how the IPE affects domestic economic and public policy, and how different kinds of institutions, regional groupings and government functions are developing to cope with change;
8 Show skills in writing, in presenting arguments about politics and in understanding how political data is used.

Syllabus

- Traditional Theoretical Paradigms of International Political Economy
- The Bretton Woods System
- US hegemony and the International Political Economy
- The Globalisation debate
- International Institutions, Regimes, and Governance
- The International Political Economy of Development
- The International Political Economy of Trade
- The International Political Economy of Finance
- Regionalism and the International Political Economy
- The Future of the State in the International Political Economy.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture111.0011.00
Seminar111.0011.00
Private study hours278.00
Total Contact hours22.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)300.00

Private study


Students will be required to prepare for discussions in seminars through extensive reading of sources listed on the module reading list. In addition to this, students should spend time preparing for their assessments which should include finding and using sources not listed on their reading list.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Feedback on first essay.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay1 x 3,000 Mid-term Essay50.00
Essay1 x 3,000 End of Term Essay50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 30/04/2019

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