JEM212 - International Political Economy

Credit: 7
Status: Bachelors - All
Bachelors - elective
BEF - elective
Semester - summer
Course supervisors: Mgr. Michal Paulus
Course homepage: JEM212
Literature: Each lecture is provided with several two types of literature: compulsory and supplementary sources. The subject is based on two main textbooks:
• Broome A. (2014) Issues and Actors in the Global Political Economy. Palgrave Macmillan.
• Ravenhill J. (2014 or 2017) Global Political Economy. Oxford University Press
The whole textbooks are not mandatory (if not otherwise explicitly stated) however the lectures are always reflecting specific textbook chapters. Therefore they are the main source for better understanding of the lectures and debated topics.
Another good source of interesting papers (introductory but also advanced) is:
• Weingast, B. R. and Wittman, D. (2008). The Oxford handbook of political economy. Oxford University Press.
Description: The aim of the class is to provide students with basic introduction into the “international political economy” (IPE) field. The course is based on active participation of students who are required to read compulsory literature for each class and debate the papers. The course is using two streams of literature: academic literature (papers and textbooks) and topical articles/papers (e.g. from the Economist or Foreign Affairs) covering current policy issues (e.g. The Economist or Foreign Affairs). The goal of this approach to literature is to use IPE research as guidance in real world policy debates that help us understand positions of opposing policy makers.
The main “applied” or policy focus of the course covers current "hot topics" (such as policies of new US Donald Trump). The class topics are primarily shifted towards trade regimes and the impact of globalization.
June 2023


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