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2020/21 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
PIED5523M International Political Economy
30 creditsClass Size: 32
Module manager: Dr Christine Harlen
Taught: 1 Apr to 31 Aug View Timetable
Year running 2021/22
This module is approved as an Elective
Module summaryOn 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.
ObjectivesOn 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.
- 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.
Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||278.00|
|Total Contact hours||22.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||300.00|
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 FeedbackFeedback on first essay.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Essay||1 x 3,000 Mid-term Essay||50.00|
|Essay||1 x 3,000 End of Term Essay||50.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
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