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2015/2016  KAN-CPOLO1040U  International Political Economy

English Title
International Political Economy

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Full Degree Master
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, MSc
Course coordinator
  • Morten Ougaard - Department of Business and Politics (DBP)
Main academic disciplines
  • International political economy
Last updated on 14-08-2015
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 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.
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 Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period Winter
Make-up exam/re-exam
Another examination form
Re-take (if ordinary exam is failed): 4 hour written closed book exam in whole syllabus. The re-take is in January

Make-up exam (if Ill when ordinary exam's home assignment is due): same exam form and assignment as ordinary exam. A new due date is set by the program administration.
Course content and structure

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 14-08-2015