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2012/2013  KAN-1IPE  International Political Economy

English Title
International Political Economy

Course information

Language English
Exam ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Full Degree Master
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, MSc
Course coordinator
  • Anna Leander - Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy
Main Category of the Course
  • International Political Economy
Last updated on 20-02-2013
Learning objectives
The purpose of the course is to provide an in-depth understanding of core approaches in contemporary international political economy and hence a solid foundation for engaging in independent research projects in the field. After concluding the course, students should demonstrate:
  • In-depth knowledge of the theoretical approaches studied and their related empirical debates;
  • A clear understanding of the differences and relations between approaches in the course;
  • The ability to draw upon the theories to pose, discuss and answer research questions in international political economy.
Individual Written Home Assignment, 10 standard pages.:
Type of test Home Assignment
Marking scale 7-step scale
Second examiner External examiner
Exam period Winter Term
Aids Please, see the detailed regulations below
Duration Please, see the detailed regulations below
Re-take (if ordinary exam is failed): 4 hour written closed book exam in whole syllabus.

Make-up exam (if Ill when ordinary exam's home assignment is due): same as ordinary exam with a new due date set by the program administration.
Course content
The course focuses on core theoretical approaches in international political economy and their related empirical research areas. It includes theories such as liberal, neo-mercantilist, post-Marxist, institutionalist and post-positivist theories, and their application to issues such as, for example the governance of global commodity or value chains, financial crises, climate change, the privatization of security, and the changing role of the state and of regulation.
Teaching methods
Lectures and discussions
Last updated on 20-02-2013