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BA-PS - International Institutions and Organizations in the World Economy


InstitutionSchwerpunkt Internationale Politische Ökonomie
SemesterWiSe 2017/18
Veranstaltungsumfang2 SWS
Maximale Teilnehmerzahl30
RaumGarystr. 55 121 Seminarraum

Mo., 14:00-16:00 Uhr


Studierende der Politikwissenschaft im Bachelor (auch Bachelor Lehramt)


Since the end of World War II, the world has not only become more integrated in economic terms, it has also seen a proliferation of international institutions and organizations that seek to regulate these emerging global markets. The aim of this course is to familiarize students with the main theoretical approaches to international cooperation and the key international institutions of the world economy. The first part of the course introduces the main theoretical approaches that provide alternative explanations for key questions about international cooperation. Under what conditions do states create international institutions? What explains their design? How do they affect state behavior? When do they change? How do they interact with other international institutions? The second part analyzes these questions with regard to specific institutions, including the World Trade Organization, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the G7 and G20, the International Labour Organization, the World Intellectual Property Organization, and the Basel Accords. The third part is devoted to the development and discussion of research questions and research designs that will serve as the basis for student term papers.


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