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IR5007: INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY: THEORIES AND THEMES (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


Course Overview

Introduces students to the key theories and themes in the disciplinary study of International Political Economy. Topics covered include global inequality and wealth distribution; financialization and crisis; precarization of work; global regulation of trade, labour, and money; gender, and the environment in the international political economy.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Ritu Vij

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

 

This course aims to introduce students to key theories and themes in the disciplinary study of International Political Economy. Taking as its point of departure the view that conventional categories of understanding global flows of labour, trade and finance and the global distribution of wealth and poverty they engender have been rendered inadequate by recent transformations of states, national economies and the global regulatory structure, this course aims to equip students with the theoretical vocabulary and empirical knowledge appropriate to understanding the intersection of politics and economics in a global context.


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 8 - 18

More Information about Week Numbers


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Concept Paper - 30%

Essay - 70%

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberNot available

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