Special Lecture on Global Society I
Contemporary International Political Economy
This course examines contemporary issues in the international economy with a focus on political foundations of globalization. After several decades of deepening integration of national economies, globalization has faltered recently as governments have changed their policy behaviors and become less willing to cooperate with each other. What are the causes of backlash to globalization? What will the future of globalization look like?
This course covers a wide range of topics in international political economy, including trade policies, the effects of global value chains, foreign direct investment, and migration in order to understand the changing structure of the global economy and its political consequences. It also looks at the relationship between globalization and the development of populism in various countries.