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2020/2021  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
  • Oddný Helgadóttir - Department of Organization (IOA)
Main academic disciplines
  • Globalisation and international business
  • International political economy
Teaching methods
  • Blended learning
Last updated on 24-06-2020

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Learning objectives
  • identify and discuss competing explanations of order and change in the international political economy
  • draw upon course concepts and approaches to reflexively discuss the actions and operations of states and markets under different historical conditions
  • integrate empirical and theoretical knowledge to respond persuasively to research questions about International Political Economy.
  • demonstrate comprehensive and considered engagement with course literature
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 7 days to prepare
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Winter
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

The course introduces students to the international political economy in trade, finance, money 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 theories of, and approaches to IPE, such as realism, liberal institutionalism, critical studies, and constructivism.

Description of the teaching methods
Lectures, in class discussions and seminars.
Feedback during the teaching period
We try to offer feedback in response to your questions and work whenever feasible although please appreciate that there are often time constraints. Please feel free to take full advantage of the ‘office hours’ offered by full-time staff members, although these can never be a substitute for participation in lectures and classes. We also encourage you to ask questions or make comments in class and form self-study groups to secure peer feedback on your work.
Student workload
Preparation time (readings, group work etc.) 144 hours
Lectures / class exercises / “homework cafés” / workshops etc. 32 hours
Exam (incl. preparation for the exam and actual exam period) 30 hours
Last updated on 24-06-2020