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POMLFCS3 Advanced Introduction to International Political Economy 5 ECTS
Implementation is also a part of open university teaching
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Master's Programme in Politics
International Relations
Faculty of Management

Learning outcomes

After completing the module students
- understand international political economy (IPE) as a multidisciplinary field of study and a sphere of social reality within which politics, economy and governance intertwine
- are familiar with the central approaches to the study of IPE
- understand the key concepts that structure the academic field of IPE
- are aware of different empirical phenomena that IPE studies
- can apply theoretical and methodological tools to study the complex field of IPE

General description

This module consist of lectures, independent reading and a miniconference organized at the very end of the module. Each lecture is dedicated to a particular approach to International Political Economy as an academic field of study. The students are required to familiarize themselves with a set of required pre-readings before coming to the lecture. At the lectures, the relevance of IPE as a field of study is illustrated in the context of contemporary issues within the global economy: international trade agreements, the rise of the BRICS, labor migration, privatization of health care, transformation of the welfare state, etc. The students write an essay on one of these topics and present their essays at a conference organized at the end of the course.

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Anni Kangas, Teacher responsible
Marko Juutinen, Teacher
Mikko Poutanen, Teacher
Tiina Vaittinen, Teacher


3-Oct-2017 – 12-Dec-2017
Lectures 20 hours
Tue 3-Oct-2017 - 10-Oct-2017 weekly at 14-16, Pinni A3103
Tue 17-Oct-2017 - 14-Nov-2017 weekly at 14-16, Main building C5
Tue 12-Dec-2017 at 10-16, Main building C7
Independent work 115 hours

Study materials

Available in the Moodle.

Further information

Lectures, independent reading, essay writing and a closing conference with student presentations.