INRL30340 Internat. Political Economy

Academic Year 2023/2024

The field of International Political Economy is broadly concerned with the interrelationship between political and economic processes in international relations. The course introduces this subfield of political science, analysing the politics of trade, development, international finance, and exchange rate regimes. We will analyse such important questions as: what drove the far-reaching liberalisation of international trade policies over the last half century? Why do some countries fail to develop economically? What happened during the financial crisis in Asia in the late 1990s and in the developed world in the late 2000s and during the COVID-19 economic collapse? The analysis of these and other questions will provide students with a better understanding of global economic relations.

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Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students shouldhave a basic understanding of the politics of trade and finance over the last century;have a good grasp of important concepts in the field of International Political Economy;know some of the major theories used to explain trade and monetary policies and be able to use the knowledge acquired to take position on issues of major concern to the current global economy.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lecture/PBL/Practical Group Exercises 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
INRL20040 - International Relations

Internat. Political Economy (INRL30130)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Essay: Analytical Essay Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No


Essay: Activity Reflection Essays Unspecified n/a Graded No


Attendance: In-Class Activities Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Assignment: Analytical Paper Draft Unspecified n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale No


Assignment: Analytical Paper Peer Review Unspecified n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

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Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Thurs 13:00 - 14:50