IDEV 6670 International Political and Economic Relations

In this new millennium of rapid change, globalization, and the privatization of international development, we seek to understand how political activity intersects with economic activity and how that nexus impacts the Global South. While the course title reads international political economy, we should acknowledge that global might be a more appropriate term, thereby including increasingly important non-state actors. Students use the concepts and theories of global political economy to analyze aid, trade, investment, development policy, monetary relations, and regional integration in order to understand how the world has worked in the past, is working now, and is likely to work in the future.