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Бакалаврская программа «Политология и мировая политика»

International Political Economy

Учебный год
Обучение ведется на английском языке
Курс обязательный
Когда читается:
4-й курс, 3 модуль


Агафонов Юрий Геннадьевич

Course Syllabus


As we live in a globalising and increasingly interdependent world, understanding of the roles and behaviour of markets, states and institutions, and civil society is vitally important. It is believed that International Political Economy (IPE) provides a solid foundation for those who are attempting to comprehend the above mentioned roles and behaviour, and key regional and global issues that will affect everyday life of individuals. The IPE is an interdisciplinary academic field within international relations which draws inputs from international politics, international economics, cultural studies, and history. The course covers major theories, concepts and issues of IPE including, international institutions, international trade, international finance, international development, and consequences and controversies of globalisation.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • This course aims to familiarize students with the theories and dynamic linkages among markets, states and institutions, and civil society in the regional and global context.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Student is capable of retrieving, collecting, processing and analyzing information relevant for achieving goals in the professional field
  • Student is capable of reporting the results of the information retrieval and analysis, academic or applied research she/he has conducted: - in various genres (including reviews, policy papers, reports and publications pertaining to socio-political subject matter); - and depending on the target audience
  • Able to do research, including the problem analysis, setting goals and objectives, defining the research subject, selecting research methods including its quality control
  • Able to solve professional problems based on synthesis and analysis
  • Student is capable of executing applied analysis of the political phenomena and political processes - by using political science methods - and in support of practical decision-making process
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Topic 1. Introduction to International Political Economy
  • Topic 2. The Evolution of the World Economic System
  • Topic 3. World Trade System
  • Topic 4. World Financial System
  • Topic 5. Economic Development
  • Topic 6. Globalization in International Political Economy
  • Topic 7. Regionalism in International Political Economy
  • Topic 8. Multi-National Corporations
  • Topic 9. The International Political Economy and the Global Environment
  • Topic 10. The Political Economy of Financial Crises
  • Topic 11. The Political Economy of Pandemic
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking In-class Participation (Gclass 20%)
    Seminars evaluate students’ progress and ability to critically assess the readings. The component is calculated as an average grade achieved on the seminars
  • non-blocking Group Presentations (Ggroup presentations 30%)
    Several seminars are designed to allow students to make group presentations on international political economy of everyday life. The component is calculated as an average grade for all team work events
  • non-blocking Test (Gtest 20%)
    Each student is supposed to pass a mid-term test. The deadline for the mid-term essay will be announced on first classes. Gtest cannot be retaken. Students who fail to submit the essay within the period of submission (before the set deadline) receive a zero mark. In exceptional cases of proved valid reasons (e.g. documented illness within 3 days before or after the deadline), students are allowed to make the test within the day when the valid reason is no more applicable (e.g. the first day of the documented recovery).
  • non-blocking Final Exam (Gexam 30%)
    The final exam is organized during the session period and is conducted in a form of the final test. The teacher may release students from taking the examination (Gexam). The teacher announces his decision no later than at the last class prior to the examination period.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2021/2022 3rd module
    0.2 * Test (Gtest 20%) + 0.3 * Group Presentations (Ggroup presentations 30%) + 0.3 * Final Exam (Gexam 30%) + 0.2 * In-class Participation (Gclass 20%)


Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Ali, T. O. V. (DE-588)116119360X, (DE-627)1024608719, (DE-576)506399672, aut. (2021). The moral and political economy of the pandemic in Bangladesh weak states and strong societies during Covid-19 Tariq Omar Ali, Mirza Hassan, Naomi Hossain.
  • Chase, K. A. (2003). Economic Interests and Regional Trading Arrangements: The Case of NAFTA. International Organization, 1, 137.
  • CLAPP, J., & HELLEINER, E. (2012). International political economy and the environment: back to the basics? International Affairs, 88(3), 485–501. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2346.2012.01085.x
  • COHEN, B. J. (2007). The Transatlantic Divide: Why are American and British IPE So Different?
  • Copelovitch, M., Frieden, J., & Walter, S. (2016). The Political Economy of the Euro Crisis.
  • Fawcett, L. (2004). Exploring Regional Domains: A Comparative History of Regionalism. International Affairs, 80(3), 429–446. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2346.2004.00391.x
  • Goldstein, J. L., Rivers, D., & Tomz, M. (2007). Institutions in International Relations: Understanding the Effects of the GATT and the WTO on World Trade. International Organization, 1, 37.
  • Ikenberry, G. J. (1992). A world economy restored: expert consensus and the Anglo-American postwar settlement. International Organization, 1, 289.
  • Keefer, P. (2004). What does political economy tell us about economic development - and vice versa? Policy Research Working Paper Series.
  • Linsi, L., Metinsoy, S., Egger, C., Fuller, G., & Voelkner, N. (2020). The Covid-19 Pandemic:Continuity and Change in the International Political Economy. Globalisation Studies Groningen.
  • Richard Baldwin. (2016). The World Trade Organization and the Future of Multilateralism. Journal of Economic Perspectives, 1, 95. https://doi.org/10.1257/jep.30.1.95
  • Rodrik, D. (2014). The Past, Present, and Future of Economic Growth. Challenge (05775132), 57(3), 5–39. https://doi.org/10.2753/0577-5132570301
  • Ronald Rogowski. (1990). Commerce and Coalitions : How Trade Affects Domestic Political Alignments. Princeton University Press.
  • Tarzi, S. M. (1999). Chapter 10: Third World Governments and Multinational Corporations: Dynamics of Host’s Bargaining Power. In International Political Economy (pp. 156–166). Taylor & Francis Ltd / Books. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bsu&AN=16877939
  • Weaver, C. (2007). The World’s Bank and the Bank’s World. Global Governance, 13(4), 493–512. https://doi.org/10.1163/19426720-01304005

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Amrita Narlikar. (2006). Fairness in International Trade Negotiations: Developing Countries in the GATT and WTO. The World Economy, 8, 1005. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9701.2006.00833.x
  • Bernstein, S. (2002). Liberal Environmentalism and Global Environmental Governance. Global Environmental Politics, 2(3), 1–16. https://doi.org/10.1162/152638002320310509
  • Carmen M. Reinhart, & Christoph Trebesch. (2015). The International Monetary Fund: 70 Years of Reinvention. NBER Working Papers.
  • Dani Rodrik. (2017). Populism and the Economics of Globalization. NBER Working Papers.
  • Frieden, J. A., & Lake, D. A. (2000). International Political Economy : Perspectives on Global Power and Wealth (Vol. 4th ed). London: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=83119
  • Global political economy ed. by John Ravenhill. (2011).
  • Levy, D. L., & Prakash, A. (2003). Bargains Old and New: Multinational Corporations in Global Governance. Business and Politics, 2, 131.
  • Oatley, T. H. (2016). International Political Economy (Vol. Fifth edition). London: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1077306
  • Odell, J. S. (1988). From London to Bretton Woods; Sources of Change in Bargaining Strategies and Outcomes. Journal of Public Policy, 3–4, 287.
  • Ruggie, J. G. (1982). International regimes, transactions, and change: embedded liberalism in the postwar economic order. International Organization, (02), 379. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.a.cup.intorg.v36y1982i02p379.415.01
  • Woods, N. (2009). Global governance after the financial crisis: A new multilateralism or the last gasp of the great powers?