Fall/Winter Timetable

POL477H1F L0101

Advanced Topics in International Political Economy

Political Economy of World Order


Despite the lack of a formal world government, international politics is relatively orderly. How are these orders built and maintained? What are the costs and benefits to global and regional powers to lead an order, or to challenge one? What are the costs and benefits to developing and middle powers to participate? This course explores the underpinnings of world order, brought about by the interactions among international status and authority, international institutions and norms, and material power, across a variety of interconnected issue areas, such as economics, security, and law. Students are introduced to the literature in a broad way, to make them familiar with the main theoretical approaches and empirical tools, related to the study of political order.


POL208H1/ POL208Y1/ POL209H5/ POLB80H3/ POLB81H3; ECO101H1, ECO102H1