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Theories in International Political Economy (PO9D6)

Is the Single European Market a free trade agreement or an example of regional protectionism? Has the left/right axis of politics been replaced by the choice between pro- and anti-globalization agendas?The module aims to provide robust and critical knowledge of key concepts and theoretical debates in International Political Economy ranging from mainstream systemic approaches like Realism and Liberalism, through to more every day and cultural approaches like Feminism and Post-Colonial IPE. The module aims to develop an ability to analyse, compare and critically evaluate fundamental assumptions and arguments in IPE and IPE-related literature.