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IR5007: INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY: THEORIES AND THEMES (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


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.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Seminars during University week8
  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 9 - 18

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

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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