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What is IPE (PowerPoint)

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									What is IPE?
Economics
Politics
Which comes first?
Economics in the real world
Theory and IPE
Power
Trade and IPE
Money and Finance
Gender
Ecology and IPE
Globalization and…
 Power
 Equity
 Legitimacy
  IPE, values and the
fundamental questions
The origins of IPE
 Marxist political economy
 The 1970s and ’80s
 Critical thinking
Susan Strange and IPE
 The desert island scenario
 Values
 States vs Markets
Important Questions in IPE
 1) Underlying values?
 2) Power - who holds
 power? How is it used?
 3) Bargains - Between
 states? Between states and
 market actors?
 4) Authority-market
 balance and interaction?
 5) Costs and benefits of
 economic processes?
Important Questions in IPE
 6) Change - what drives
 change, what kind of
 change?
 7) National-international
 linkages?
 8) International
 cooperation - problems,
 institutions, processes?
 9) Leadership in the
 international political
 economy - who provides?
 How? Is there a demand
 for leadership?
Why are states so important in
IPE?
 Centers of political power
 Centers of economic power
 Control over military force
 Centers of research
 Representatives of the people
 (elected?)
 International organizations and
 cooperation

 THE NEXUS BETWEEN THE
 DOMESTIC AND
 INTERNATIONAL
Important non-state actors in IPE
 Multinational or
 transnational corporations
 Oil companies
 Financial institutions
 Business associations
 Research organizations
 Consumers and consumer
 organizations
The importance of history
 To understand the
 present and future we
 must understand the
 past - how did we get
 here?
 Key events and
 defining moments
 Lessons from history
Which issues are important to
you?
 Opportunity
 Freedom
 Growth
 Development
 Environment
 Gender
 Justice
The Development of the
International Economy
 Traditional societies and economies: ancient
 Egypt, Africa, Greece, tribal
 16th century Europe: expansion of trade, role of
 governments
 19th century Europe: trade liberalization,
 development of international finance
 1914-1945: breakdown of international trade and
 finance
 1945-2001: trade and financial liberalization

								
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