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2010/2011  BA-PIPE  International Political Economy

English Title
International Political Economy

Course Information

Language English
Point 7,5 ECTS (225 SAT)
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 in International Business
Course Coordinator
  • Anna Leander
    Anna Leander - Department of Intercultural Communication and Management
Main Category of the Course
  • International Political Economy

Taught under Open University-Taught under open university.
Last updated on 29 maj 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.
24 hrs take home exam
Exam Period Autumn Term
Prerequisites for Attending the Exam
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.