INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

IR235 INTR. TO INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY

Course Code: 3140235
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 6.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Assoc.Prof.Dr. MEHMET FATİH TAYFUR
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Objective

The objectives of this introductory course are to enable the students to know the nature, scope and main issues in the field of international political economy, and to understand the main theories and approaches to the IPE.

Course Content

This course is intended to provide an introductory examination of the subject of International Political Economy (IPE). In this context, first, the basic concepts and issues of international economics; and second, the development of thought about the relationship between international politics and international economics is covered in the lectures and discussion. Syllabus: Issues of Political Economy; Mercantalism; Liberalism; Marxism; the dynamics of IPE; World Economy vs. International Economy; Power in the World Economy; Structures of Power in the World Economy: the security structure, the production structure, financial structure, knowledge structure.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the semester the students are expected to be able to use IPE concepts and approaches in explaining international relations, and to explain the role of economics on politics and politics on economics at the global level.