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Fall 2024 - Summer 2025 Graduate Catalog 
    
Fall 2024 - Summer 2025 Graduate Catalog

POLS 7012 - Theory of International Political Economy


This is one of the core seminars in the M.A. in International Affairs program. The course focuses on the theories, analytical approaches, historical evolution, and issues of international political economy (IPE). Economic theories of international trade and finance tell us that there are numerous benefits to be had from international economic exchange. Such exchange, however, creates ‘winners and losers’ internationally and domestically. Those actors that are hurt seek redress through political channels. Thus, we also need to use political theory to understand and explain the patterns of global economic activity that we observe.

Hours:
3