Focuses on comparison across geographical areas including comparative political economy, comparative cultures, and comparative institutions. Provides familiarity with the comparative method of inquiry, an understanding of the interplay between area studies and cross-regional theories, and skills in conducting comparative research and writing. Prerequisite: ECON 200; ECON 201. Offered: W.
A critical evaluation of recent theoretical approaches to the study of international political economy.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Seminar style, weekly meetings, prepared critiques of readings by class participants for circulation and presentation.
Prior knowledge of international politics, macroeconomics, and IPE.
Class assignments and grading
Short writing assignments designed to compare and contrast competing approaches.
Class participation, short writing assignments.