International Politics of Money (PLIT10095)
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Visiting students must have completed 4 Politics courses at grade B or above, INCLUDING a course equivalent to International Political Economy (PLIT10018). We will only consider University/College level courses, and we cannot consider interdisciplinary courses or courses without sufficient Politics/Government/International Relations focus. Applicants should note that, as with other popular courses, meeting the minimum does NOT guarantee admission, and priority will be given to students studying on exchange within the Politics department. **Please note that all Politics courses are very high-demand, meaning that they have a very high number of students wishing to enrol in a very limited number of spaces.** Visiting students are advised to bear in mind that enrolment in specific courses can never be guaranteed, and you may need to be flexible in finding alternatives in case your preferred courses have no available space. These enrolments are managed strictly by the Visiting Student Office, in line with the quotas allocated by the department, and all enquiries to enrol in these courses must be made through the CAHSS Visiting Student Office. It is not appropriate for students to contact the department directly to request additional spaces.
This course introduces students to the international political economy and comparative political economy of international money and finance. The recent financial crisis will be considered as well as the international, EU and national level regulatory, monetary and fiscal policy responses to the crisis. The course finishes with a simulation focused on the Euro Areas Sovereign Debt Crisis. The course builds on the growing teaching capacity in political economy in the School of Social and Political Science and provides an opportunity to the minority of IR / Politics students who have an interest in political economy to specialise beyond the more broadly focused (and effectively introductory) International Political Economy (IPE) course.
Lecture & Seminar Programme: 1. Introduction: IPE and CPE approaches to money ; 2. Organising international financial relations ; 3. The role of the key currency and the future of the dollar ; 4. Monetary power and financial globalisation ; 5. The success of international capital liberalisation and the failure of international financial regulation ; 6. The financial crisis: what went wrong? ; 7. The financial crisis: from US to European crisis ; 8. The financial crisis in comparative national perspective ; 9. The international response to the crisis ; 10. The EUs Sovereign Debt Crisis (simulation) ; 11. Conclusion & revision.
Written Exam 0%, Coursework 90%, Practical Exam 10%
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