Academic Catalog

PSIR403 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN GLOBAL POLITICAL ECONOMY

Course Code: 3540403
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 6.0
Department: Political Science And International Relations
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Assist.Prof.Dr YONCA ZDEMR
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

This course aims to introduce students to the core theoretical debates and empirical issue-areas of contemporary Global Political Economy (GPE), and to develop their research and critical analysis skills in the study of GPE. The course is divided into three parts. In the first part, it introduces students to the historical and theoretical foundations of GPE. The second part then looks at core GPE issues such as economic globalization, neoliberalism and state restructuring. The last part focuses on broader GPE issues such as global inequality, labor and social justice movements in the North and South.