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2015/2016  BA-BPOLO1286U  International Political Economy

English Title
International Political Economy

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc/MSc i International Business and Politics, BSc
Course coordinator
  • Duncan Wigan - Department of Business and Politics (DBP)
Main academic disciplines
  • International political economy
Last updated on 13-08-2015
Learning objectives
To achieve the grade 12, students should meet the following learning objectives with no or only minor mistakes or errors: The purpose of this course is provide the basic analytical tools and empirical knowledge required to analyse the international political context in which business operates and which business shapes. The course rests in the assertion of the mutual, and historic, constitution of politics and economics. 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:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual
Size of written product Max. 10 pages
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration 48 hours to prepare
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Winter
Make-up exam/re-exam
Another examination form
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 and structure
The course introduces students to the international political economy in 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 these, the course emphasises the study of key analytical theories of, and approaches to international political economy, such as realism, liberal institutionalism, critical studies, and constructivism.
Teaching methods
Lectures, in class discussions and seminars.
Last updated on 13-08-2015