To increase your knowledge of the ideas, questions, issues and problems studied in international political economy (IPE) in theory and practice. In order to help understand our daily lives in a new era of globalization, an appreciation of the theories, institutions, and relationships found in IPE is fundamental, whether for the business manager, the government policymaker or the private citizen. Topics will include: Basic history, philosophy and theoretical underpinnings of modern IPE; relationships that tie nations and citizens together (i.e. production and trade; monetary linkages; debt connections; security structures; roles of knowledge and technology); application to specific topics and problems in today's IPE (e.g. the EU; NAFTA; Japan; economies in transition; LDCs; the nature of TNEs, the IPE of OPEC), and to debate the IPE of global problems (e.g. the environment, food crises) and future IPE scenarios.