GEN3006 - International Political Economy

學分: 3
時間: 45小時
先修單元: GEN1000 Perspectives on General Education
The module provides an introductory overview of international political economy (IPE). In the era of globalization, international economic or financial problems such as financial tsunami in 2008 have profound international and transnational ramifications. So, how will sovereign states (or non-state actors) deal with those transnational challenges that have direct impacts on economic development and national welfare?
In order to examine the problems facing multi-level players, the module explores the history of, and the current issues in IPE and introduces contending approaches to analyse them. Topics include financial de-regulation, trade liberalisation and protectionism, international investment, politics of global finance and economic regionalism.
Upon completion of this module, students should be able to:

  1. explain the historical evolution of international political economy since the end of World War II

  2. identify and scrutinize the trends and characteristics of international trade and finance within global political contexts

  3. critically examine political strategies of economic development and diplomacy

  4. apply the above knowledge to comprehend and analyse current events in global economy