POL380 The Politics of Global Finance

This course introduces students to the political economy of global finance. It will cover a wide range of empirical and theoretical material, including discussions of financial and economic integration, regulatory standard setting, formal and informal institutions and cooperation, crisis management, the nexus of finance and security issues, development and colonialism, gender, and the increasingly salient role of technology in political life. By the end of the semester students will have a basic understanding of how financial markets are governed, how financial crises occur and are managed, and the myriad ways in which finance exerts influence on contemporary global politics.

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