Political Science | International Political Economy (3 Cr.)
Y669 | 3407 | Hart


This is a graduate seminar on international political economy.
International political economy deals with the relationships between the
international political and economic systems.  The seminar will consider,
among other things, the evolution and structure of the international
monetary, trade, and investment systems, the politics of international
competitiveness, the politics of multinational corporations and foreign
direct investment, and the debate on globalization of the world economy.
The seminar will be divided into two halves.  The first half involves
discussion of a common core of readings (see the list below).  The second
half is organized around presentations by seminar participants on journal
articles and books on topics of special interest.  A longer list of optional
readings will be available during the first weeks of the seminar which may
be used to help define these presentations.  Each presenter will be
responsible for providing one xerox copy of important articles for classroom
discussion at least two weeks before his/her presentation.
Grades will be based on a midterm examination (25%), the seminar
presentation (25%), and a term paper based on the seminar presentation
(50%).
The following books have been ordered for purchase at the Indiana Memorial
Union bookstore and T.I.S.:
Joan Edelman Spero and Jeffrey Hart, The Politics of International Economic
Relations, 5th edition
Jeffry A. Frieden and David A. Lake, eds., International Political Economy,
4th edition
Aseem Prakash and Jeffrey Hart, eds., Globalization and Governance