This course focuses on the politics of international economic relations, including how domestic and international factors influence countries economic relations across borders and vice versa. By the end of this course, students shall understand concepts and theoretical debates in the field of international political economy, particularly the main contesting paradigms namely realism, liberalism, and globalism/structuralism. Students are thus able to analyse and make sense the current political economy affairs.
This course conducts a broad survey of political economic concepts and theories of monetary system, trade, international trade regime by reading the seminal works of leading authors in the field. It also covers lectures on the implementation those theories into the relations between state and non-state actors such as MNC in global economic era.
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