On successful completion of the course the student should be able to:
Be able to describe and explain key features of global politics and the global economy
Be able to account for the historical emergence of our current global economic system
Be familiar with the most central IPE theories and be able to apply them to key phenomena in global politics and the global economy
Have an in-depth understanding of the politics of financial markets, trade and global production
Be able to account for how global environmental change challenges global economic activity and global politics
Understand how global economic trends shapes domestic politics
This course looks at the interplay between politics and markets. It assesses how economic patterns may help explain and account for political phenomena and looks at central political arrangements that govern and shape the world economy. It introduces students to key theories of the International Political Economy (IPE) discipline and exposes them to the origins and evolution of our current global political and economic system.
Topics covered in the course include:
Theories of global political economy
Evolution of the world economy in the context of key political developments
International trade: political disputes, frameworks and agreements
Global division of labour
The global financial system and associated political challenges
Governance in the global political economy
Global environmental change: political and business implications
Global markets and domestic politics implications: inequality, technology and populism
Lectures and class discussions. Students also complete one obligatory, individual and short written assignment.
Estimated workload is about 200 hours.
Vilkår for å gå opp til eksamen
Completion of two obligatory individual essays and participation in two obligatory feedback sessions for the essays. More information will be given in Canvas at the start of the semester.
5 hour individual written exam (counts for 100 % of the grade)
Studieprogramleder i samråd med studenttillitsvalgt fastsetter evalueringsform og om emnene skal ha midtveis- eller sluttevaluering, jf. kvalitetssystemet kapittel 4.1. Informasjon om evalueringsform for emnet publiseres i Canvas.