POLS 066. International Political Economy


This seminar examines how political actors (attempt to) govern as well as shape economic events. The seminar introduces the classic texts of International Political Economy (IPE), such as Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations.  It also discusses core contemporary texts and debates in the study of international political economic relations.  Topics include the international trading system, global financial and monetary systems, the issue of economic development, the Great Recession, and the role of the United States in global economic governance.  Through these discussions, the seminar also examines the key institutions in the contemporary governance as well as private actors such as multinational firms.
Students taking this course will not be eligible for POLS116A/B.
Prerequisite: POLS 004  and an introductory Economics course. 
Social sciences.
1 credit.
Fall 2020. Kaya.
Catalog chapter: Political Science  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/political-science


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