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Robert G. Moser, Chair BAT 2.116, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5121

Fall 2005

GOV 388L • 6-International Political Economy

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
37945 TH
3:30 PM-6:30 PM
BUR 436A

Course Description

Consent of the Graduate Adviser must be obtained. Graduate standing required. Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. This course offers an introduction to theories of international political economy (IPE), focusing on how changes in the international economy affect politics within and among states in the international system. We review contending analytical approaches and explore the politics of international trade, monetary, investment, and migration policies in diverse historical and regional settings. Throughout the course, we tackle critical debates and issues in the sub-field. In particular, we address the merits of systemic and domestic approaches to the study of IPE and explore the explanatory power of interest, institutions, and ideas in clarifying national responses to developments in the global economy. Our aim is to review core debates and problems in the field and to aid in your preparation for preliminary exams.

Grading Policy

Participation: 20% Reaction papers: 10% Analytical papers: 40% Mock preliminary: 30%


Gilpin, Global Political Economy. Hiscox, International Trade and Political Conflict. Mosley, Global Capital and National Governments. Slaughter, New World Order. Vreeland, IMF and Economic Development.


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