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Introduction to Global Political Economy

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of global political economy.

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. Accordingly, students will be equipped with deeper understanding of various stages and shifts in the world order beginning in the 1400s and the evolution of GPE theories since the 1700s. The latter half of the course will examine GPE theories in 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. Students will be required to critically reflect and apply theoretical tools to pressing issues in the global system.

  • Course structure

    Teaching format

    Lectures and seminars. Attendance at seminars are mandatory. All courses on the Master's level are all held in English. 


    Continuous written and oral examination.

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
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