Week 2 – Theoretical Approaches and Methods

In this session we will explore the key theories that have historically dominated IPE as well as some more recent developments in theory. We will also discuss the key methods used in IPE research and the divide between the so-called British and American Schools.

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Required Readings

Chapters 1 & 2 of O’Brien and Williams

Chapter 2 of Ravenhill

Robert Keohane and Joseph Nye, “Power and interdependence revisited” International Organization, 41 (1987): 725-753.

Susan Strange, “The persistent myth of lost hegemony,” International Organization 41 no. 4 (1987): 551-574.

Robert Cox, “Social forces, states and world orders: Beyond international relations theory,” Millennium 10 no. 2 (Summer 1981), 126-155.

Recommended Readings

Chapters 10 and 13 of O’Brien and Williams

Chapter 4 of Chang

Stephen Gill, “Globalisation, market civilisation and disciplinary neoliberalism.” Millennium 24.3 (1995): 399-423.

Penny Griffin, “Gender and the global political economy” in R. Denemark (ed) The International Studies Encyclopedia.

Robert O. Keohane, “The old IPE and the new,” Review of International Political Economy 16/1 (2009): 34-46.

Benjamin Cohen, “The transatlantic divide: Why are American and British IPE so different? “, Review of International Political Economy 14/2 (2007): 197-219.

John Ravenhill, “In search of the missing middle”, Review of International Political Economy, 15:1(2007): 18-29

Heikki Patomäki, “How to tell better stories about the history and future of Global Political Economy”, Review of International Political Economy 16/2(2009): 309–320.

Rudra Sil and Peter Katzenstein “Analytic eclecticism in the study of world politics: Reconfiguring problems and mechanisms across research traditions”, Perspectives on Politics 8/2 (2010): 411-431.

V. Spike Peterson, “A long view of globalization and crisis,” Globalizations 7, no. 1-2 (2010): 187-202.

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