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Political Science (PL SC)

PL SC 412 International Political Economy (3) The transnational politics of trade, investment, aid, raw materials, and the environment; nation-states, multinational corporations, and the U.N.

PL SC 412 International Political Economy (3)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

This course is an introduction to the scientific study of international political economy (IPE), an interdisciplinary field related to international politics and international economics. Some exemplary issues IPE addresses include the collective action problem among nation states, the management and openness of international economy, the determinants of foreign economic policies, and the causes and consequences of economic globalization. IPE examines the interaction between politics and economics at the international level as well as between the international and domestic levels, involving various political and economic actors (governments, MNSs, interest groups, as well as individuals). The course aims to develop the analytical skills of students in explaining theoretically international political and economic events.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: Social and Behavioral Science
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: ECON 102, ECON 104, ECON 014, I B 303 orBUS 364

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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