Course 2017-2018 a.y.

30481 - CURRENT POLITICAL PHENOMENA I


BIG
Department of Social and Political Sciences

Course taught in English


Go to class group/s: 31

BIG (3 credits - I sem. - OBS  |  SPS/04)
Course Director:
LIVIO DI LONARDO

Classes: 31 (I sem.)
Instructors:
Class 31: YOTAM MARGALIT


Course Objectives
This course examines the way political factors influence the economic interactions between countries. The course will provide an overview of international economic relations and systematically analyze how politics shape them: Why do some governments embrace and promote globalization while others oppose it? Why do countries cooperate economically in some situations but not in others? Why do governments adopt and persist with poor economic policies? We will address these questions and others with a focus on the politics of trade, immigration, international investment, and financial crises. The course will approach these topics by examining alternative theoretical approaches and evaluating these theories using contemporary and historical evidence.

Course Content Summary
The course will cover key topics in international political economy, including:
  • Political economy of trade
  • Immigration 
  • International investments and domestic politcs
  • Politics and financial crises

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods
A final pass/fail exam

Textbooks
  • Thomas Oatley, International Political Economy, 5th Edition

Prerequisites
Prior background in economics is not required. However, familiarity with economic reasoning obtained from an introductory course to economics will be useful.
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