Global Political Economy

University of Limerick

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Global Political Economy

  • Host University

    University of Limerick

  • Location

    Limerick, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    International Affairs, International Economics, International Politics, Political Science, Public Policy Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This module is divided into two sections. The first will deal with the theories used to explain the GPE (mercantilism, liberalism and critical theory) and how they interact and contribute towards the changing nature of global politics. The second will look at the institutional and governmental workings of the global economic, and discuss the context and impacts such governance has had. By the end of the course students should be able to grasp the linkages between politics and economics at the global level and be able to critically evaluate key concepts such as globalisation, the relationship between states and markets, the emergence of multinational economic actors and the role and purpose of institutions such as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and World Trade Organisation

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.