Week 1 – Introduction: What is IPE?

In this session we will introduce the subject of International (or Global) Political Economy. We will discuss the key themes of the course – globalization and crises – and the historical/event-based approach of most of the sessions.

Lecture Prezi

Required Readings

Introduction of O’Brien and Williams

Chapter 1 of Ravenhill

Geoffrey Underhill, “State, market, and Global Political Economy: Genealogy of an (inter-?) discipline” International Affairs 76/4(2000), pp. 805-824.

Barry Gills, “Globalization, crisis and transformation: World systemic crisis and the historical dialectics of capital”, Globalizations, 7(1-2): 275-288.

Recommended Readings

Chapters 1, 6 & 11 of Chang

Robert Gilpin, Global Political Economy: Understanding the International Economic Order (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2001), Chapters 1 & 4

Stephen Gill and David Law, The Global Political Economy: Perspectives, Problems and Policies (London: Harvester Wheatsheaf), Chapter 1.

Susan Strange, “International economics and international politics: A case of mutual neglect”, International Affairs, Vol. 46, No. 2 (April 1970), pp.304-315.

Stephen Gill, “Introduction: global crises and the crisis of global leadership”, in S. Gill (ed) Global Crisis and the Crisis of Global Leadership (Cambridge University Press, 2012), pp.1-20.

Philip G. Cerny, “Paradoxes of the competition state: The dynamics of political globalization”, Government and Opposition 32, no. 2 (1997): 251-274.

Podcasts & Videos

Globalisation and the effect on economies (Ngaire Woods, Oxford)