Introduction to Global Political Economy, 15 credits

About the education

The overall purpose of this course is to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual tools that are required to study the GPE problematic, which necessarily traverse the disciplinary boundaries of international economics, economic history, and international relations. A historical perspective is adopted to bridge the gaps in the intellectual traditions in GPE and provide the necessary conceptual tools to the study of GPE.

The course takes the starting point covering colonial economy and emerging capitalist system, colonial trade and economy, industrialization and classical political economy. However, the main focus will be on the post-1945 period, and more specifically recent issues in a fast changing global political economy – e.g. trade and liberalization, emerging markets, monetary & financial system, gender, environment and global governance. The students will be introduced to the evolution of GPE theories that have shaped the post-colonial world. Accordingly, students will be required to critically reflect and apply theoretical tools to pressing issues in the global system.

Subject: Economic History

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Area of interest: Business and Economics

Business and Economics is important at all levels in society. Business Administration teaches you how companies and other organizations work and how they can achieve their goals in the best possible way.

Do you want a long-term perspective and are you interested in what causes financial crises and why certain economies grow faster than others? Then Economic History is the subject for you.

If you wish to study how decisions made by human beings affect society, then Political Economy is a wise choice.

Department responsible for education

Department of Economic History