Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
International Political Economy ULI 310 6 3 + 0 3 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Arş.Gör. CAHİT ÇELİK
Course Lecturers Arş.Gör. CAHİT ÇELİK,
Course Assistants
Course Category Available Basic Education in the Field
Course Objective

The aim of the International Political Economy (IPE) course is to analyze the interaction between international politics and international economics and to explain state-market relations in the international system.

Course Content

It focuses on the basic issues and concepts in International Political Economy, such as international trade, international finance, monetary and fiscal policies, financial crises, North-South relations, foreign direct investment, transnational corporations, international development, globalization, hegemony, power and production, distribution of wealth and growth.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Knows the key concepts of IPE. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing,
2 Analyses the historical evolution of IPE. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing,
3 Explains the key assumptions of theoretical perspectives. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing,
4 Recognizes the structural features of the global economy. Lecture, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
5 Analyses the state-market relations in the global economy. Lecture, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
6 Explains the reasons behind the transnational problems and dilemmas. Lecture, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction
2 What is International Political Economy?
3 Laissez-Faire: The Economic Liberal Perspective
4 Wealth and Power: The Mercantilist Perspective
5 Economic Determinism and Exploitation: The Structuralist Perspective
6 The Production and Trade Structure
7 The International Monetary and Finance Structure
8 Mid-term Week
9 The Development Conundrum: Choices Amidst Constraints
10 Moving into Position: The Rising Powers
11 The Middle East: The Quest for Development and Democracy
12 Transnational Corporations: The Governance of Foreign Investment
13 Oil And Energy: Dependency and Resource Curses
14 The Environment: Steering Away from Global Disaster
Course Notes <p>David N. Balaam ve Bradford Dillman, Uluslararası Ekonomi Politiğe Giriş, (&Ccedil;ev.) Nasuh Uslu, Ankara: Adres Yayınları, 2016</p>
Course Resources

Robert Gilpin, Uluslararası İlişkilerin Ekonomi Politiği, Ankara: Kripto, 2015.

Muhittin Ataman (Ed.), Küresel Güç ve Refah: Uluslararası Ekonomi Politik Teorileri ve Alanları, Ankara: Nobel, 2007.

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To research the functions, basic concepts and features of the international system; to learn the basic knowledge about the sub-topics of the international relations discipline. X
2 Analyzing the developments in the political history of the world within the context of the cause-effect relations. X
3 To improve the foreign language skills. X
4 To analyze the Turkey´s foreign policy comprehensively in the cause-effect relations. X
5 To analyze the theoretical approaches to the foreign policy analysis and the functions of the decision-making process. X
6 To learn theoretical and methodological thinking and to observe the events from this framework X
7 To analyze the social developments and conditions comparatively X
8 To learn the basic principles and the issues of international law X
9 To examine the theories of International Relations and to learn looking at international developments within the theoretical framework X
10 To analyze the Turkey´s political life historically and chronologically
11 To learn the functions and the basic principles of domestic law
12 To analyze the establishment, structure and functions of international and regional organizations and their impact on the World politics X
13 To analyze the reasons and solution models of the intra-state conflicts through examples X
14 To research the issues of international security and the theoretical approaches relating to this field X
15 To examine the events, occurring in the international system, within the theoretical perspective comparatively X
16 To improve the analytical thinking skills about the international events X
17 To learn the basic concepts and theories of Economics, Sociology, Political Science and other disciplines X
18 To research the ideas of philosophers/thinkers who built the philosophical foundations of political science and to examine the contribution of these philosophical ideas to the disciplines of Political Science and International Relations
19 To gain basic computer skills X
20 To gain the ability of planning, performing and composing of the scientific study individually X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Kısa Sınav 10
2. Kısa Sınav 10
1. Ara Sınav 70
3. Kısa Sınav 10
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Mid-terms 1 20 20
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Quiz 2 5 10
Assignment 1 5 5
Final examination 1 25 25
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 1 16
Total Workload 124
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 4.96
dersAKTSKredisi 5