Faculty of Arts


International Political Economy


This course is in four parts. The first part of the course examines classical and contemporary theoretical perspectives in the study of international political economy. The second part of the course provides an overview of twentieth century international political economy, the evolution of the post-war economic order and the emergence of a global political economy. The third part of the course applies the theoretical and historical perspectives introduced in previous sections to the analysis of global trade, finance, production and labour. The final part of the course looks at current debates over the future of globalisation, poverty and inequality and considers the role of the state and non-state actors in shaping and contesting the integration of political economies.

Availability 2012

Semester 2


Coordinator(s) Dr Sung-Young Kim


Robert O’Brien and Marc Williams, Global Political Economy: Evolution and Dynamics, Third Edition (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2010).


Coursework + exam


POLITICS 341: 15.0 points


Any 30 points at Stage II in Political Studies

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