International Political Economy

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    International Political Economy

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study

    International Economics, Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Any introductory level political science course and ECO 211 (Principles of Macroeconomics)

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

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

    This class studies international political economy, a major sub-field of international relations which studies the relationship between the global political and economic order. It builds on student?s understanding of theoretical international relations and current issues in international relations by examining the way that the global economy is governed and organized. It covers definitions of IPE, theories of IPE, the organization of the international economy in the pre- and post-war periods, globalization, development, the politics of trade and finance, and global economic governance. The role of the European Union and United States in the international political economy are examined.

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