Kies de Nederlandse taal
Course module: 202200252
International Political Economy
Course info
Course module202200252
Credits (ECTS)5
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact personS. Donnelly
Contactperson for the course
S. Donnelly
S. Donnelly
Academic year2022
Starting block
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
Students will be able to demonstrate mastery of the theoretical foundations of international relations, and apply it to the analysis of foreign policy, global governance and international institutions. Students will be able to demonstrate critical thinking, the basics of theory development and testing, data collection and analysis, concise writing and presentation. More specific goals are:
  • Theory and practice of international relations and global governance
  • Practice in combining inductive and deductive research methods
  • Critical thinking
  • Application of congruence analysis method of theory development and testing
  • Practice in research design and operationalization in IR and Global Governance
  • Policy design and implementation in global governance
  • Concrete challenges of international order and security
  • Concrete challenges of combining economic development and welfare with environmental sustainability
  • Each week has two interactive lectures, analyzing and discussing reading material and topics.
  • Each week aims at critically evaluating research questions, research design, theory testing and empirical analysis research for  theories of international and European political economy.

  • 2 short assignments based on readings  50%
  • Research paper   50%
Week 1: Introduction
Session 1:           World Order, Global Governance, Threats to Security
Session 2:           Crash course in IR theory, EU theory (for those without)

Week 2:              World Order: American Hegemony and the Regions in World Security
Session 3:           Politics between states (systemic theories)
Session 4:           Domestic Sources of IR & the Politics of Failed States

Week 3:              Power, Security, Institutions & Influence
Session 5            Power, Security
Session 6            Do Global Institutions Matter?

Week 4:              Global Governance I: formal institutions and embedded liberalism
Session 7:           Global Governance I: formal institutions and embedded liberalism

Week 5:              Global Governance II: formal & informal institutions and neoliberalism
Session 8:           Neoliberalism
Session 9:           Informal and Formal Institutions in Global Governance

Week 6:              Global Governance III: transformational issues alongside neoliberalism
Session 10:         Transforming neoliberalism
Session 11:         Transforming issues
Week 7:              Regional Associations and Integration
Session 12:         The EU
Session 13:         Regions as Blocs or Stepping Stones to Global Governance

Week 8:              Future Challenges (open)
Assumed previous knowledge
Recommended: Basic knowledge of international relations or social sciences
Participating study
Master European Studies
Required materials
Collected academic and policy articles
Recommended materials
Instructional modes
Presence dutyYes

Presence dutyYes

Final thesis
Presence dutyYes

Presence dutyYes

Assignment / presentation

Kies de Nederlandse taal