Political Science | International Relations: IPE
Y669 | 10674 | Hart


Topic:  International Political Economy

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.:

Robert Gilpin, Global Political Economy.
C. Roe Goddard, Patrick Cronin, and Kishore C. Dash, eds.,
International Political Economy, 2nd edition.