ÇANKAYA UNIVERSITY

DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

PSI 405 - INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY

COURSE SYLLABUS // FALL 2021-2022

 

H126 (Amphi-2) // Thursday, 14.20-15.20-16.20

 

 

 

PROF. DR. DÄ°DEM EKÄ°NCÄ°

didemekinci@cankaya.edu.tr

Aim: This course aims at introducing senior PSI students to the historical timeline, perspectives, key concepts, trends and issue cases in the evolution of international political economy. The course shall start with post-WW II historical evolution of IPE under Bretton Woods, Interdependence and Globalization periods and shall continue with governance of international monetary system, international trade and domestic politics, MNCs and global governance, North-South system, third world, relation between oil and politics, and integration of eastern economies in the post-Cold War era. By the end of the term, students are expected to have become able to analyze key concepts, trends, deviations, developments and future prospects in the field.

Grading: There will be one midterm (50%) and a final exam (50%).

Course Schedule:

Week 1 (Oct. 7): Overview: From Management to Governance in International Economic Relations

Week 2 (Oct. 14): The Western System: Governing the International Monetary System (1)

Week 3 (Oct. 21): The Western System: Governing the International Monetary System (2)

Week 4 (Oct. 28): NO CLASS IN THE AFTERNOON // REPUBLIC DAY

Week 5 (Nov. 4) International Trade and Domestic Politics

Week 6 (Nov. 11): International Trade and Domestic Politics (cont’d) + Multinational Corporation and International Governance

Week 7 (Nov. 18): Multinational Corporation and International Governance

Week 8: MIDTERM EXAM (not fixed)

Week 9 (Dec. 2): The North-South System: The North-South System and the Possibility of Change

Week 10 (Dec. 9): The North-South System: Financial Flows to Developing Countries

Week 11 (Dec. 16): The North-South System: Trade and Development Strategies

Week 12 (Dec. 23): The North-South System: Multinational Corporations in the Third World

Week 13 (Dec.30): The North-South System: Oil and Politics (1)

Week 14 (Jan. 6): The North-South System: Oil and Politics (2)

 

Course Textbook: Joan E. Spero and Jeffrey A. Hart, The Politics of International Economic Relations (7th edition), 2010. (Additional reading material will be assigned throughout the semester).

Supplementary Material:

  • Jeffry Frieden, David Lake, and Lawrence Broz, Editors, International Political Economy: Perspectives on Global Power and Wealth, Fifth Edition (New York: W. W. Norton, 2010).
  • Thomas Oatley, International Political Economy: Interests and Institutions in the Global Economy, Fifth Edition (New York: Pearson Longman, 2012).
  • John Ravenhill, Global Political Economy (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011).
  • Theodore H. Cohn, Global Political Economy: Theory and Practice (Longman Pearson, 2012).
  • Robert O’Brien, Marc Williams, Global Political Economy: Evolution and Dynamics (6th Edition) (London: Red Globe Press, 2020).
  • Robert Gilpin, Global Political Economy: Understanding the International Economic Order (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2001).
  • Mark Blyth, Routledge Handbook of International Political Economy (IPE) (Abingdon: Routledge, 06 Feb 2009), Routledge Handbooks Online. (Online book)
  • David N. Balaam and Bradford Dillman, Introduction to International Political Economy, 7th ed., (London: Routledge, 2018).