Political Science | International Political Economy
Y669 | 3758 | 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
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, 6th edition; George Stiglitz, Globalization and
Its Discontents; and Robert Gilpin, Global Political Economy.