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DHP P218: Global Political Economy: Comparative and Critical Perspectives

Course Description

The goal of this course is to introduce students to the social-scientific study of global political economy (GPE). We will critically examine how domestic and international politics influence economic relations between states, and vice versa. The course is organized into three sections. The first section draws the students into the study and broader history of GPE and introduces the theoretical framework(s). The second part of the course focuses on three dominant policy domains: International Trade, Finance and Investment. The remainder of the course covers a selection of contemporary, empirical phenomena that arise as political forces intervene in economic decision-making and/or economic constraints shape political outcomes.