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International Political Economy

  • Summer schools
  • Department of International Relations
  • Application code SS-IR209
  • Starting 2018

This course will introduce students to the contemporary study of international political economy, or how politics and economics interact at the global, regional and national levels.

The course will highlight the major analytical frameworks in the field of IPE and how these can be applied to empirical questions concerning the structure of the global political economy, the sources and implications of globalisation, the nature of international economic institutions, and national economic policy choices.

Dates for 2018 to be confirmed


Session: One
Dates: 19 June - 7 July 2017
Lecturer: Professor Jeffrey Chwieroth


 

Programme details

Key facts

Level: 200 level. Read more information on levels in our FAQs

Fees:  Please see Fees and payments

Lectures: 36 hours 

Classes: 18 hours

Assessment*: One examination and one essay

Typical credit**: 3-4 credits (US) 7.5 ECTS points (EU)


*Assessment is optional

**You will need to check with your home institution

For more information on exams and credit, read Teaching and assessment

Prerequisites

At least one introductory course in either social science (e.g. political science, international relations, sociology, economics), history or law.

Programme structure

  • European Monetary Union
  • Trade policies and economic development
  • Globalisation of capital markets
  • Financial crises
  • Global economic governance
  • The politics of global imbalances

Course outcomes

Students will gain an introduction to the study of international political economy (IPE).

Teaching

With a vibrant research culture, the LSE Department of International Relations is one of the oldest and largest in the world, and remains a leading world centre for the development of the subject. Its reputation for international excellence was recognised in the most recent National Research Assessment Exercise when the International Relations and Government Departments, received one of the highest rankings.               

On this three week intensive programme, you will engage with and learn from full-time lecturers from the LSE.

Reading materials

Thomas Oatley, International Political Economy,  Pearson/Longman, 5th edition (2011). 

John Ravenhill (ed.), Global Political Economy, Oxford University Press, 5th edition (2017).

Andrew Walter and Gautam Sen, Analyzing the Global Political Economy, Princeton University Press (2009).

*A more detailed reading list will be supplied prior to the start of the programme

**Course content, faculty and dates may be subject to change without prior notice

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