Department of International Relations

International Political Economy(RI304)

Course Code Course Name Semester Theory Practice Lab Credit ECTS
RI304 International Political Economy 6 3 3 0 3 5
Admission Requirements
Language of Instruction French
Course Type Compulsory
Course Level Bachelor Degree
Course Instructor(s) Feride Selcan SERDAROĞLU POLATAY (Email)
Objective The course aims at defining interactions between economic and
political spheres, the relations between mega-institutions (State and
Market), as well as global economy actors and prevaling regions.
Main and hybride theories of international political economy (IPE)
are explained and theretical debates explored in order to analyze
current dynamics of the global economy and governance problems.
Content The course is organized in two parts: First, IPE theories and their
representative thinkers are presented; second, current international
economic facts are analyzed.
Course Learning Outcomes 1) To define the theoretical foundations of the international political economy (IPE).
2) To analyze international economic relations through IPE models.
3) To identify the problems of international economic systems.
4) To explain the impact of hegemony and emerging powers upon the construction of a global economic order.
5) To analyze current global economic issues.
Teaching and Learning Methods
References Abbas Mehdi, « L’économie politique internationale entre théories et histoire”, Recherches internationales, n° 88, octobre-décembre 2010, pp. 47-72.

Akman Sait, Yaman Şahin, Dünya Ticaret Örgütü. Doha Turu Çok Taraflı Ticaret Müzakereleri ve Türkiye, TEPAV Yayınları, 2008

Pierre Berthaud, Gérard Kébabdjian (Dir), La question politique en économie internationale, La Découverte, Paris, 2006

Christian Chavagneux, Economie politique internationale, Repères, La Découverte, Paris, 2010

Robert Gilpin, The Political Economy of International Relations, Princeton University Press, New Jersey, 1987

Uluslararası İlişkilerin Ekonomi Politiği, Kripto Yayınları, Ankara, 2012 (2. Baskı)

Gérard Kébabdjian, Les théories de l’économie politique internationale, Points, Editions du Seuil, Paris, 1999

Michel Lelart, Le système monétaire international, Repères, La Découverte, Paris, 2011 (8e édition)

Stéphane Paquin, La nouvelle économie politique internationale : Théories et enjeux, Armand Colin, Paris, 2008

Thomas Piketty, Le capital au 21e siècle, Paris, Seuil, 2013

Michel Rainelli, L’Organisation mondiale du commerce, Repères, La Découverte, Paris, 2011 (9e édition)

Michel Rainelli, Le commerce international, Repères, La Découverte, Paris, 2015 (11e édition)

Daron Acemoğlu, James Robinson, Why Nations Fail ? The Origins of Power, Properity and Poverty, Profile Books, 2013

Jean-Marc Siroën, La régionalisation de l’économie mondiale, Repères, La Découverte, Paris, 2004
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Theory Topics
Week Weekly Contents
1 Introduction to the international political economy
2 Theoretical foundations of the IPE: Liberalism, realism and marxism
3 Neorealism and neoliberalism - The theory of hegemonic stability
4 International regimes: the cooperation between states
5 How to explain the decline of hegemonic power?
6 Transnationalism and the governance of the world economy
7 Mid-term exam
8 International trade system of the XIXe century and the creation of GATT
9 Functioning of the GATT of the WTO
10 Regional free trade areas
11 International monetary system : Bretton-Woods institutions IMF and the World Bank
12 Crisis of fixed parities and the new monetary system: Post 2008 crisis governance
13 IPE of energy
14 The question of development and new wealth disparities
Practice Topics
Week Weekly Contents
Contribution to Overall Grade
  Number Contribution
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade 3 60
Contribution of final exam to overall grade 1 40
Toplam 4 100
In-Term Studies
  Number Contribution
Assignments 1 20
Presentation 1 20
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 1 20
Project 0 0
Laboratory 0 0
Other Applications 0 0
Quiz 0 0
Term Paper/ Project 0 0
Portfolio Study 0 0
Reports 0 0
Learning Diary 0 0
Thesis/ Project 0 0
Seminar 0 0
Other 0 0
Toplam 3 60
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To have a detailed knowledge on the principal concepts, actors and components of the international system X
2 To master the fundamentals such as history, law, economics, sociology and political science required by the multidisciplinary nature of International Relations X
3 Pouvoir analyser la pratique à partir d’une infrastructure théorique assimilée X
4 To have acquired the capability of specializing on a particular theme and/or region X
5 In the light of Galatasaray University’s traditional and institutional links with Europe, to have developed the ability to contribute to Turkey’s accession process to the EU in a concrete manner X
6 To interpret and explain Turkish foreign policy through its domestic components as well as from the perspective of the international system X
7 To have reached the necessary level of competence to be able to undertake a career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as other state institutions and/or the private sector X
8 Possess the required skills to work at various international organizations and NGOs X
9 To be in perfect command of French, teaching language of Galatasaray University, and of English, its mandatory language, at the academic -with a view to write a thesis/project/book in the field of International Relations- as well as the professional level X
10 To have the capacity to utilize the methodological instruments acquired throughout the studies at any conceptual and/or academic work X
Activities Number Period Total Workload
Class Hours 14 3 42
Working Hours out of Class 14 1 14
Assignments 1 10 10
Presentation 1 10 10
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 1 20 20
Project 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Other Applications 0 0 0
Final Examinations (including preparation) 1 20 20
Quiz 0 0 0
Term Paper/ Project 0 0 0
Portfolio Study 0 0 0
Reports 0 0 0
Learning Diary 0 0 0
Thesis/ Project 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
Total Workload 116
Total Workload / 25 4,64
Credits ECTS 5
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