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2016/2017  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 11-08-2016
Learning objectives
To achieve the grade 12, students should meet the following learning objectives with no or only minor mistakes or errors: Demonstrating a strong capacity to;
  • outline and explain key theories and theoretical traditions in international political economy
  • reflexively interrogate and deploy analytically key theories and theoretical traditions in international political economy.
  • identify and explain the role of central institutions and actors in the international political economy
  • understand and explain how the actions and operations of actors and institutions impact on order and change in the international political economy.
  • integrate this empirical and theoretical knowledge to respond persuasively to research questions about International Political Economy.
International Political Economy:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 10 pages
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration 72 hours to prepare
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Winter
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
A new exam assignment must be answered. This applies to all students (failed, ill, or otherwise)
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.
Student workload
Preparation time (readings, group work etc.) 99 hours
Lectures / class exercises / “homework cafés” / workshops etc. 32 hours
Exam (incl. preparation for the exam and actual exam period) 75 hours
Last updated on 11-08-2016