POEC 401(F) Politics of the International Economy

This course examines major issues in the politics of the international economy. After briefly considering various theoretical perspectives on international political economy, it analyzes important issue-areas including: trade; capital movements; the organization of production; immigration; and the role of international organizations in addressing global economic and ecological issues.

Format: discussion/lecture/seminar. Requirements: six short papers and a group project. In addition, class attendance and participation are essential. Prerequisites: a course in international economics or Economics 110-120, or the equivalent; satisfaction of the international/comparative Political Science course requirement (see list of major requirements above) prior to or concurrently with this course. Enrollment limit: 20 (expected: 10-20). Preference given to Political Economy majors. Required in the major but open to non-majors.