Document Type

Undergraduate Syllabus


Fall 2014



Course Number

DIPL 4108 AA

Course Description

After the financial crisis of 2008 essentially upended conventional wisdom about the nature of political economy and sent ripple effects across the globe, political scientists and economists have attempted to reconcile prevailing notions about economic governance. Although the financial recession of that year produced numerous analyses of what went wrong and how to fix ‘anomalies’ within the international monetary regime, much of ensuing perspectives and ongoing debates focus on growing integration, capital mobility, finance, and the merits of globalization. This course appropriately examines key historical processes, institutions and the nature of states and markets from the 19th century to the present. The course will also explore key issue areas such as trade, finance, political and economic development as well as the impact of financial crises across the globe. Our readings will be interdisciplinary and will reflect key perspectives from international relations, history, economics and sociology. The course aims to engage students in critical aspects of political economy by incorporating current events and news articles, which I will allude to from time to time.