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2012/2013  BA-PIPE  International Political Economy

English Title
International Political Economy

Course information

Language English
Exam ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Course period Autumn
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study board
Study Board for BSc/MSc i International Business and Politics, BSc
Course coordinator
  • Duncan Wigan - Department for Business and Politics
Main Category of the Course
  • International Political Economy
Last updated on 20-08-2012
Learning objectives
The purpose of this course is provide the basic analytical tools and empirical knowledge required for analyzing the international political context in which business operates and which business shapes. At the end of the course, students are expected to:
  • Recognize, describe and classify key theories and theoretical traditions in international political economy.
  • Be able to identify central institutions and actors in the global political economy.
  • Be able to use this basic knowledge to formulate research questions about international political economy and to answer these questions.
International Political Economy:
Type of test Home Assignment
Marking scale 7-step scale
Second examiner Second internal examiner
Exam period December/January
Aids Please, see the detailed regulations below
Duration 24 Hours

The exam is an individual 24-hour home assignment (with a 10 standard page limit).

Re-exam and make-up exam: Is a 4-hour written closed book exam. It is allowed to bring basic language dictionaries (e.g. Danish/English and English/Danish) to the exam. It is not allowed to bring specialized dictionaries (e.g. English/Danish dictionary on financial terms). Pocket calculators are not allowed.
Course content
The course introduces students to political regulation in international trade, finance, and production and the key international institutions and actors in these areas. It also introduces central issues in contemporary debates about globalization from an IPE perspective. In relation to both of these topics the course emphasises the study of key analytical theories and approaches to the politics of international economic relations, such as realism, liberal institutionalism, critical studies, and constructivism.
Teaching methods
Lectures, in class discussions and seminars with cases.
Last updated on 20-08-2012