Current Issues in International Political Economy

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Crédits ECTS
Printemps - Spring
Licence - Undergrade
Prérequis / Prerequisites
Advanced B1 Level of the CECRL in English
Contenu du cours / Course content
This course is concerned with the interface between international economics and international politics. When researching international affairs, economists usually focus on the international economy, while international relations scholars tend to concentrate on political matters. In recent decades however, a new focus has arisen in both these disciplines – and among their practitioners – on the many ways in which politics and economics are interlinked. Indeed, the study of international political economy is predicated on the assumption that in order to understand patterns of interaction and change at the global level, we need to look at both international politics and economics in an integrated manner. Thus, International Political Economy can be seen as the study of the politics of international economic relations, so the focus of this course will be on the political problems that arise as a consequence of the increasing density of international economic relations. Knowledge of economics is an advantage but no requirement.
Objectifs du cours / Course objectives
The aim of this course is to promote understanding of:
- the interaction between politics and economics in international relations
- the sources of change in international political economy
- the challenges faced by states in an era of global economic integration and fragmentation
On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
- appreciate the inter-relationship between economics and politics, and the global nature of this relationship
- recognize the importance of history and historical event in shaping the global economy
- understand the causes and consequences of recent events in the global economy
- evaluate the role and purpose of the institutional framework set up to manage global affairs
- appreciate the significance of international economic and political relations and how such relations shape the environment of business and influence business decision making

Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique
Faculté de Gouvernance, Sciences Economiques et Sociales

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