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PO942 - Theories and Issues in International Political Economy

  • Module code: PO942
  • Module name: Theories and Issues in International Political Economy
  • Department: Politics and International Studies
  • Credit: 40

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

Largely reflecting the academic aims of the overall MA/Diploma in IPE, the core module on Theories and Issues in International Political Economy seeks: to introduce and explore the main theoretical perspectives and debates in International Political Economy; to survey contemporary developments in important subject areas within International Political Economy and the policy issues that surround them; to evaluate the contributions of the principal theoretical approaches and perspectives to understanding key issues and phenomena in the contemporary global political economy; to provide information about the links between IPE and other cognate subject fields within the social sciences; and to prepare students for possible doctoral training (MA only).

Principal learning outcomes

Again in keeping with the learning objectives of the MA/Diploma overall, by the end of the core module students should possess:a sound knowledge of the key concepts and theoretical debates in International Political Economy; an ability to analyse, compare and critically evaluate fundamental assumptions and arguments in IPE and IPE-related literature; an ability to construct and substantiate a critical argument; good investigative and information retrieval skills, including familiarity with information technology; good written communication skills in English; good time management; and an ability to devise viable essay topics.

Timetabled teaching activities

1 x 2 hour seminar per week in Terms 1 & 2

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/studymasters/pgmodules/po942

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
40 CATS (Module code: PO942-40)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 17%
Assessed Course Work 33%
Assessed Course Work 50%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core
  • Postgraduate Taught International Political Economy (M1P3) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universität Konstanz, Germany) (M92B) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) (M93H) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Journalism, Politics and International Studies (with Monash University) (M9PV) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Service (with American University, Washington DC) (M9PW) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Global Governance (with University of Waterloo, Canada) (M9PX) - Year 2
Optional
  • Postgraduate Taught Politics (M1P0) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught International Politics and East Asia (M1P8) - Year 2
  • MA in International Politics and Europe (M1PA) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies with (with NTU Singapore) (M91F) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universität Konstanz, Germany) (M92C) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universität Konstanz, Germany) (M92D) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universität Konstanz, Germany) (M92E) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universität Konstanz, Germany) (M92G) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universität Konstanz, Germany) (M92H) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universität Konstanz, Germany) (M92K) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) (M93H) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught International Relations (M9P9) - Year 2
  • MA in Globalisation and Development (M9PB) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught International Security (M9PC) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Public Policy (M9PF) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught United States Foreign Policy (M9PQ) - Year 2
  • MA in International Development (M9PT) - Year 2
  • MA in Research in Politics and International Studies (M9PU) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Journalism, Politics and International Studies (with Monash University) (M9PV) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Global Governance (with University of Waterloo, Canada) (M9PX) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Politics and International Studies: Big Data and Quantitative Methods (M9PY) - Year 2