Contemporary International Political Economy

Department of Political Science and International Studies, School of Government and Society

College of Social Sciences


Code 20911

Level of study Third/Final year

Credit value 20

Semester 1+2

Pre-requisite modules Where students take this course as a 10 credit unit they will be expected to undertake self directed study of the material not covered from the readin

Module description

Contemporary International Political Economy A will examine the emergence of an offshore economy. The module is concerned with the contemporary relationship between the state and sovereignty, and an internationalizing economy. The module examines the workings of the Euromarket, tax havens, export processing zones, flag of convenience and e-commerce.

Contemporary International Political Economy B examines the contemporary challenges of international economic governance in an era of globalisation. The module is concerned with investigating not only how international economic organizations influence states and markets - and vice versa - but the politics behind and generated by this influence.

Teaching and learning methods

These courses are taught by a combination of lectures, classes and directed reading.

This module is available as:
Autumn term only 10 credit unit – 3,000 word assessed essay
Spring term only 10 credit unit – 3,000 word assessed essay
Whole Year 20 credit unit – 1 x Presentation (10%), 2 x 3,500 summative essay (45% each)