Political Science | International Relations: IPE
Y669 | 10211 | 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 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 is available at
http://www.indiana.edu/~ipe/bibliog.html
<http://www.indiana.edu/%7Eipe/bibliog.html>
which may be used to help define these presentations. Each presenter
will be responsible for providing one copy of important articles for
classroom discussion at least two weeks before his/her presentation.

Grades will be based on a midterm examination (25%), a seminar
presentation (25%), and a term paper based on the seminar
presentation (50%).