Political Science | International Relations: International Political Economy
Y669 | 13672 | 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 debates over
globalization of the world economy.

The seminar will be divided into two halves.  The first half involves
discussion of a common core of readings.  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 copies 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%).