Poslední úprava: Mgr. Ing. Magdalena Fiřtová, Ph.D. (23.02.2021)
Poslední úprava: doc. PhDr. Jiří Vykoukal, CSc. (13.06.2019)
The objective of the course is to:
- Analyze and discuss the major problems facing the world today (including problems related to the economic development, trade)
- Develop a solid understanding of the foundations of international political economy (with special focus on major founding institutions)
- Assess the causes and consequences of accelerated globalization
- Assess the policies and practices of multinational corporations raegarding ethics, social responsibility and the environment;
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Ing. Magdalena Fiřtová, Ph.D. (28.03.2023)
1. In-class activity 20%
The students will be required to read and prepare mandatory texts assigned for each class and abstract/conclusion of articles presented by their colleagues. Both, the mandatory texts and presentation articles will be developed and discussed during the classes. You are allowed maximum of two uncertified absences.
2. Individual/Pair presentation of an assigned article 20%
Each student will be responsible for oral presentation of one assigned article. After a short presentation of key concepts and conclusions of the artile, the student will be responsible for leading a short class discussion on this issue. Total length of each presentation is maximum 10 minutes: oral presentation 5 minutes, questions and discussion 5 minutes.
3. Midterm Sit-in Essay 30%
Write an essay of 3-4 pages in length (1800 characters per page including spaces without references ) that discusses one of two provided topics which will be communicated via email and Moodle on April 29, 2023. The essay counts for 30 percent of your final grade. To pass the course, you should get at least 50%. essay, it is expected to be submitted here in Moodle by midnight on April 5, 2023. Please note that for each day of delay beyond the due date, there will be a penalty of 10% deducted from the grade.
Quality of Thesis paragraph (10%):Make sure your paper is streamlined with powerful and thoughtful thesis statement (it's not simply a topic). And that your paragraph smoothly introduces the reader to the structure of your essay.
Quality of Conclusion (10%): The conclusion synthesizes and brings closure and examines it from the new perspectives or questions.
Quality of organization of your essay (20%):Organization of paper as a whole is logical and quickly apparent. Connections among paragraphs are clearly articulated. Transitions between paragraphs are smooth.
Quality of evidence you provide (30%): Evidence used to support the central point is rich, detailed and well chosen. Evidence sections employ appropriate quotations. The connection between argument and evidence is clearly and compellingly articulated in all cases. Important opposing evidence (i.e. evidence that might seem to contradict your argument) is considered and convincingly refuted.
Quality of analysis (20%): Essay sophisticatedly represents the authors’ arguments, evidence and conclusions accurately, fairly and eloquently. Demonstrates a firm understanding of the implications of the author’s arguments. It is originally stated and presented.
Quality of language (10%):Make sure your writing is readable, please proof-read before you submit the essay.
4. Mini-tests or Final exam 30%.
Regularly, we will start the class with a mini-test verifying your understading of mandatory readings and knowledge from the previous class. The sum of scores from those mini-tests, if it exceeds a minimum limit of 50%, can be counted as a final exam score. At the end of semestr you will see if you need to sit the final exam or you have collected enough points to pass the exam.
The final examination counts for 30 percent of your final course grade. To pass the course, you should get a minimum 50% (50 points).
A - 100-91%
B - 90-81%
C - 80-71%
D - 70-61%
E - 60-51%
F - Failed 50% and less
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Barbora Navrátilová (01.02.2021)
NOTE: All texts available in this syllabus are for the use in this course only. They are protected by the copyright and must not be further distributed.
Mandatory readings are available online for each class.
John Ravenhill (ed.). Global Political Economy (Oxford 2016).
Jeffry Frieden, David Lake, and J. Lawrence Broz (eds.), International Political Economy: Perspectives on Global Power and Wealth(W.W. Norton, 6thedition, 2017).
Joseph Stiglitz, Making Globalization Work (New York : W.W. Norton, 2006).
Nicolas Stern, Why Are We Waiting: The Logic, Urgency, and Promise of Tackling Climate Change (2015, Mit Press)
Cohen, Benjamin J., International Political Economy: An Intellectual History, Princeton University Press, 2008.
Eichengreen, Garry. Globalizing Capital: A History of the International Monetary System, 2nd ed., Princeton University Press, 2008.
Eichengreen, B. The European Economy since 1945. Princeton. 2007.
Findlay, Christopher. Free trade agreements in the Asia Pacific, 2010.
Findlay, Ronald and Kevin H. ORourke, Power and Plenty: Trade, War, and the World Economy in the Second Millennium, Princeton University Press, Princeton and Oxford, 2007.
Gilpin, Robert. Global Political Economy. Princeton, NJ: PrincetonUniversity Press. 2001.
Hoekman, Bernard M. and Michel M. Kostecki, The Political Economy of the World Trading System: The WTO and Beyond, 2nd ed., New York, Oxford University Press, 2001.
Maddison, Angus. The world economy. Paris: Development Centre of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2006.
Milanovic, Branko.World apart, measuring international and global inequality, Princeton Universtiy Press, 2005.
Oatley, Thomas. Debates in International Political Economy. New York: Longman, 2009.
Rodrik, Dani. The Globalization Paradox: Democracy and the Future of the World Economy, 2012.
Singer, Peter, One World: The Ethics of Globalization, 2nd ed., Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2002.
Stern, Nicholas. The Global Deal, Public Affairs, USA, 2009.
Krpec, O., Hodulák, Vladan. Politická ekonomie mezinárodních vztahů, Brno: Mezinárodní politologický ústav, 2011.
Krpec, O. a Pšeja, P. Mezinárodní politická ekonomie. Brno: Mezinárodní politologický ústav, 2006.
Jeníček V., Foltýn J.. Globální problémy světa v ekonomických souvislostech. Praha: C.H. Beck. 2010.
Kubišta, V. a kol.: Mezinárodní ekonomické vztahy, Plzeň: Vydavatelství a nakladatelství Aleš Čeněk, 2009.
Rolný, I. a L. Lacina. Globalizace, etika, ekonomika. 2. vyd. Věrovany: Jan Piszkiewizc, 2004.
Academic Journals and Newspapers:
The Economist, The New York Times a International Organization a European Review of Economic History
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Ing. Magdalena Fiřtová, Ph.D. (10.02.2023)
Mandatory and recommended readings are available in the Moodle system, "Introduction to International Political Economy", http://dl1.cuni.cz/course/view.php?id=3416, you have to enroll with your SIS login.