POLS 330. International Political Economy
With the end of the Cold War and the acceleration of “globalization,” economic issues have come to dominate the international agenda. This course examines the relationship between politics and economics in the international setting. It begins by looking at issues of trade and the international division of labor — focusing on the trend toward regional trading blocks. Issues of international finance and monetary policies are then explored looking at the political implications of financial integration. Finally, students will be introduced to some new ways of thinking about the international political economy focusing on gender and environmental issues.