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Department
Political Science
Course
POLS 3275
Professor
Hannes Lacher
Semester
Winter

Description
York  University   Faculty  of  Liberal  Arts  and  Professional  Studies   Department  of  Political  Science   ▯ ▯ Winter  Term  2013-­‐14   ▯ ▯ POLS  3275   Global  Political  Economy  II   Tuesday  11:30-­‐2:30pm,  ACW  306   ▯ Instructor:     Assoc  Prof  Hannes  Lacher     Of▯ice:  Ross  S654   Email:     [email protected]       Of▯ice  Hours:    Thu  10-­‐11:30pm   Telephone:   (416)  736-­‐2100  ext  88843                 ▯                 Course  Description   ▯ This  course  examines  the  actors,  processes  and  issues  involved  in  the  politics  of   international  economic  relations.    At  its  centre  stands  the  exploration  of  the  dynamic   relationship  between  processes  of  economic  development  and  global  patterns  of   power,  rule,  and  hegemony  –  and  their  contestation.  The  course  will  introduce   students  to  a  global  perspective  on  the  formation  of  world  order  in  the  19th  and   20th  centuries.  The  focus  of  the  course  will  be  concerned  with  the  formation  of   American  hegemony  in  the  post-­‐war  order,  and  its  social,  industrial  and  ▯inancial   underpinnings  (in  particular  the  ‘Bretton  Woods  system’  and  its  unravelling).  Finally,   the  course  will  explore  the  challenges  to  US  hegemony,  including  those  deriving   the  BRICs.  obalization  of  production,  the  ▯inancial  crisis,  and  the  rise  of  China  and   ▯ ▯ Assessment   • Weekly  quizzes  on  the  assigned  readings:  25cpnetr     • Take-­‐home  exam  (  due  Wed,  Feb  12  at  11pm):  20  per  cent   • Research  essay  (due  April  3):  50  per  cent   • Attendance/participation:  10  per  cen  t ▯ ▯ 1. Introduction  (Jan  7)   ▯ ▯ Part  I  -­‐  Conceptual  Foundations:  Uneven  Development  and
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