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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, 1, 2 модуль


Course Syllabus


This course is an introduction to the field of International Political Economy (IPE). It aims to reach three major goals. (1) The first goal is to introduce students to a set of main theories, concepts, and debates in the field of IPE. We’ll enter into detail about how politics can affect the economy and vice versa. (2) In the second part of the course much attention will be paid to current developments and changes in the global economy. Students are going to analyze and discuss current economic and political news by applying theories and concepts from the first part of the course. (3) The third goal is to introduce students to general political and economical peculiarities in different regions.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To introduce students to a set of main theories, concepts, and debates in IPE
  • To introduce students to general political and economic peculiarities in different regions.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Thinks critically and interprets the experience (personal and of other persons), relate to professional and social activities.
  • Retrieves, collects, processes, and analyzes information relevant for achieving goals in the professional field
  • Executes applied analysis of the political phenomena and political processes - by using political science methods - and in support of practical decision making process.
  • Knows a history of the discipline and subfields.
  • Identifies and defines the main theoretical approaches and contending perspectives in the field.
  • Describes the peculiar political and economic features of different geographical regions.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction to International Political Economy
  • Introduction to International Political Economy (II)
  • Elections and Macroeconomic Policy Cycles / Political Business Cycles
  • Political Economy of Democracies and Dictatorships
  • Political Economy of the Transition Period
  • Economic Growth and Development
  • Inequality
  • Globalization in International Political Economy
  • International Trade & World Trade System
  • World Financial System
  • The Political Economy of Financial Crises
  • Multinational Corporations (MNCs)
  • The International Political Economy and the Global Environment
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Team Presentation
    A team for a presentation has to consist of 3 students. The time limit for a presentation is 20 min + 15 min for a Q&A session. A presentation describes the peculiarities of a particular region's political economy regime. Students have to describe several features: 1) basic economic characteristics. This block aims to provide the overall perspective on the country's economy: its specialization and peculiarities. 2) the relations between the state and business. This block aims to provide a perspective on the inner political economy. 3) membership in international economic organizations. This block aims to provide a perspective on external or international political economy. 4) in the last section of the presentation a team proposes 2-3 debatable questions for discussion. A presentation should be based on three types of sources: 1) statistics from international organizations (IMF, World Bank, OECD, UN, etc) 2) articles published in scientific journals and/or working papers 3) articles from reputable and reliable newspapers (The Economist; Project Syndicate; Foreign Affairs; The New York Times; Bloomberg; Financial Times; Ведомости, etc) Regions for presentation: - Latin America (Brazil and Venezuela) - Scandinavia (Denmark, Norway, Sweden) - Asian Tigers (Hong Kong and Taiwan) - China - Northern Africa (Algeria and Egypt) - Southern Africa (South Africa and Zimbabwe) - Central Asia (Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan) - Southern Europe (Cyprus and Greece)
  • non-blocking News Report
    A News report aims to reach two goals: (1) The first one is to keep abreast of the latest developments in the area of IPE. (2) The second goal is to learn how to analyze political and economic phenomena by using political science and economics methods and concepts A News brief is prepared by a team of two students. Students have 10-15 min for a presentation. A team should consider and present to the class in an engaging, informative, and balanced way 3 current news from the Finance & Economics section of a newspaper. Students should apply different concepts and methodological approaches from political science and economics to explain the events. Moreover, a team should engage the audience in discussion. The presentation should be illustrated with a PowerPoint.
  • non-blocking Final assessment
    The exam represents an in-class test that includes both multiple choice and open questions. Questions are based on the lecture materials as well as on the mandatory readings. The test lasts 1 hour 20 min.
  • non-blocking In-class participation
    Seminars usually starts with a news report and then followed by a team presentation. The last major block of each seminar is an in-depth discussion of the literature assigned for the class. The grade derives from the instructor's assessment of students input into the group discussion on each of these three stages.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2022/2023 2nd module
    0.1 * News Report + 0.4 * Final assessment + 0.25 * In-class participation + 0.25 * Team Presentation


Recommended Core Bibliography

  • International Political Economy : Perspectives on Global Power and Wealth Frieden, Jeffry A.; Lake, David A. Routledge 2002 ISBN: ISBN number:9780415222792, ISBN number:9780203518588

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Oatley, T. H. (2019). International Political Economy : Sixth Edition (Vol. Sixth edition). New York, NY: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1753151