POLS 155

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International Political Economy

 

Description:

This course explores the politics of global economic relations by examining the role of states, international organizations, multinational corporations, and global social movements in shaping global trade, financial, and labor relations. Among the specific topics to be discussed are: international trade and protectionism, the role of global financial institutions such as the IMF and the World Bank, regional integration such as the EU and NAFTA, the role of transnational corporations, debt crises in less developed countries, and develop- ment and security problems in the Middle East and North Africa.

Prerequisites:

Upper division standing or instructor consent

Units:

3

Grading:

Normal Grading Rules