International Political Economy

Subject Code: GPOL

Course Number: 6462

This seminar provides a survey of key debates in International and Comparative Political Economy, two interconnected fields concerned with the interactions between politics and economics. The course focuses on the construction of IPE and CPE as fields of inquiry and on substantive issue areas including trade; money; international institutions; globalization, diffusion, and policy convergence; varieties of capitalism; and corporate responsibility. The question of whether globalization dictates a roll-back of the welfare state and a convergence on a single model of capitalism is covered extensively, and an attempt will be made to incorporate current events, including the financial crisis.

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