Weekly outline

  • 31 January - 6 February

  • 7 February - 13 February

  • 14 February - 20 February

    Dear students, please register for a Perusall account at perusall.com if you don't already have one, and then sign up for this course using the registration code: KRAMER-TEPD3 

    Our first session will be held on Wednesday at 14:00, 

    Zoom Address: https://zoom.us/j/95236490001

    We will get acquainted with the course and each other and discuss IPE in a general sense. The reading for this week is Strange's States and Markets chapters 1 and 2, available on SIS and Perusall. 

    I look forward to meeting you!


  • 21 February - 27 February

    Session 2 (36 pages): The Realist International Political Economy Approach: Dominance, Decline, Return?

    Here we'll be moving from a general look at IPE to a focus on the realist approach, looking at both the decline of realism beginning in the 1970s and the evidence of its possible return to a dominant position in world politics more recently. 

    I encourage you to engage with these readings on Perusall, I'll be making comments and answering questions on there from tomorrow until the day before this session. Also, remember, after the first session there is the possibility of a surprise quiz on the readings for any of the other weeks, so I encourage you to try to read them beforehand. 


    Guzzini, 1998: Realism in International Relations and International Political Economy.

    Chapter 10: International Political Economy as an attempt to update realism: the end of the Bretton-Woods system and hegemonic stability theory. Pgs. 142-160 (19 pp.).

    Wigel, 2015: Conceptualizing regional powers’ geoeconomic strategies: neo-imperialism, neo-mercantilism, hegemony, and liberal institutionalism. Asia Europe Journal. 135-151 (17 pp.)

  • 28 February - 6 March

  • 7 March - 13 March

  • 14 March - 20 March

  • 21 March - 27 March