Readings

Below are the required texts for the course and readings for each class session.


Required Texts

Alt, James E., and Kenneth A. Shepsle, eds. Perspective on Positive Political Economy. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990.

Axelrod, Robert, and Cohen, Michael D. Harnessing Complexity: Organizational Implications of a Scientific Frontier. New York: Basic Books, 2001.

Barzel, Yoram. Economic Analysis of Property Rights. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997.

Choucri, Nazli, ed. Global Accord: Environmental Challenges and International Responses. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1993.

Frieden, Jeffry A., and David A. Lake. International Political Economy: Perspectives on Global Power and Wealth. 4th ed. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000.

Gilpin, Robert. Global Political Economy: Understanding the International Economic Order. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2001.

North, Douglass C. Structure and Change in Economic History. New York: W.W. Norton, 1981.


Class Session Readings

LEC # TOPICS READINGS
Core Principles and Contending Perspectives
1 Foundations of International Political Economy

Required Readings

Biersteker, Thomas J. "Evolving Perspectives on International Political Economy: Twentieth Century Contexts and Discontinuities." International Political Science Review 14 (1) (1993): 7-33.

Frieden, Jeffrey A., and David A. Lake. eds. "Introduction." In International Political Economy: Perspectives on Global Power and Wealth. 4th ed. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000. Pp. 1-16.

North, Douglass C. Structure and Change in Economic History. New York: W.W. Norton. 1981. Chapters 1 and 2.

Gilpin, Robert. Global Political Economy: Understanding the International Economic Order. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2001. Chapter 2.

Related Readings

Choucri, Nazli. "Political Economy of the Global Environment." International Political Science Review 14 (1) (1993): 103-16.

Frieden, Jeffrey A., and David A. Lake, eds. International Political Economy: Perspectives on Global Power and Wealth. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000. Part II. Pp. 69-133.

2 Economic and Structural Approaches

Required Readings

North, Douglass C. Structure and Change in Economic History. New York: W.W. Norton, 1981. Chapters 3 and 4.

Krasner, Stephen D. "Review Article: Approaches to the State: Alternative Conceptions and Historical Dynamics." Comparative Politics 16 (2) (1984): 223-46.

Rothenberg, Jerome. "Economic Perspectives on Time Comparisons: An Evaluation of Time Discounting." Chapter 9 in Global Accord: Environmental Challenges and International Responses. Edited by Nazli Choucri. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1993. Pp. 307-32.

Gilpin, Robert. Global Political Economy: Understanding the International Economic Order. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2001. Chapters 1, 3, 4 and 5.

Barzel, Yoram. Economic Analysis of Property Rights. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997. Chapter 1 and 2.

Daly, Herman E. "Sustainable Growth: An Impossibility Theorem." In Valuing the Earth: Economics, Ecology, Ethics. Edited by Herman E. Daly, and Kenneth N. Townsend. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1993. Pp. 267-73.

Related Readings

Dorfman, Robert. "Some Concepts from Welfare Economics." In Economics of the Environment: Selected Readings.  3rd ed. Edited by Robert Dorfman, and Nancy S. Dorfman. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1993. Pp. 79-98.

Galtung, Johan. "A Structural Theory of Imperialism." Journal of Peace Research 8 (2) (1971): 81-118.

Klaassen. Ger A. J., and Johannes B. Opschoot. "Economics of Sustainability or the Sustainability of Economics: Different Paradigms." Ecological Economics 4 (1991): 93-115.

Wallerstein, Immanuel. The Capitalist World Economy. Cambridge, 1979. Chapters 1 and 4.

3 Positive International Political Economy

Required Readings

Choucri, Nazli, Robert C. North, and Susumu Yamakage. The Challenge of Japan Before World War II and After. New York: Routledge, 1992. Part I.

Gilpin, Robert. Global Political Economy: Understanding the International Economic Order. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2001. Chapter 6.

Ordeshook, Peter C. "The Emerging Discipline of Political Economy." In Perspectives on Positive Political Economy. Edited James E. Alt, and Kenneth A. Shepsle. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990. Pp. 9-30.

Jones, Bryan D. "Bounded Rationality." Annual Review of Political Science. 2 (1999): 297-321. Edited by Nelson W. Polsby.

Przeworski, Adam, and Fernando Limongi. "Political Regimes and Economic Growth." Journal of Economic Perspectives 7 (3) (1993): 51-69.

North, Douglass C. Structure and Change in Economic History. New York: W.W. Norton, 1981. Chapters 5 and 6.

Riker, William H. "Political Science and Rational Choice." In Perspectives on Positive Political Economy. Edited by James E. Alt, and Kenneth A. Shepsle. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990. Pp. 163-81.

Related Readings

Putnam, Robert D. "Diplomacy and Domestic Politics: the Logic of Two-Level Games." International Organization 42 (3) (1988): 427-60.

Powell, Robert. "Anarchy in International Relations Theory: The Neorealist-Neoliberal Debate." International Organization 48 (2) (1994): 313-44.

4 New Institutionalism

Required Readings

March, James G., and Johan P. Olsen. "The New Institutionalism: Organizational Factors in Political Life." The American Political Science Review 78 (1984): 734-49.

North, Douglass C. "Institutions and a Transaction-Cost Theory of Exchange." In Perspectives on Positive Political Economy. Edited by James E. Alt, and Kenneth A. Shepsle. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990. Pp. 182-94.

North, Douglass C. "Institutions and Economic Growth: A Historical Introduction." Chapter 3 in International Political Economy: Perspectives on Global Power and Wealth. 3rd ed. Edited by Jeffry A. Frieden, and David A. Lake. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000. Pp. 47-59.

Ostrom, Elinor. Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990. Chapters 1 and 6.

Shepsle, Kenneth A. "Studying Institutions: Some Lessons from the Rational Choice Approach." Journal of Theoretical Politics 1 (2) (1989): 131-47.

Related Readings

Coase, Ronald. "The Problem of Social Cost." In Economics of the Environment: Selected Readings. 3rd ed. Edited by Robert Dorfman, and Nancy S. Dorfman. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1993. Pp. 109-38.

Ostrom, Elinor. Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990. Chapter 2. Pp. 91-101.

Campbell, John L. and Pedersen, Ove K. The Rise of Neoliberalism and Institutional Analysis. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. 2001. Chapters 1, 7 and 10.

5 Growth, Complexity and Globalization

Required Readings

Choucri, Nazli. "Introduction: Theoretical, Empirical, and Policy Perspectives." Chapter 1 in Global Accord: Environmental Challenges and International Responses. Edited by Nazli Choucri. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1993. Pp. 1-40.

Choucri, Nazli, and Robert C. North. "Profiles of Growth, Development, and Environmental Degradation." Chapter 3 in Global Accord: Environmental Challenges and International Responses. Edited by Nazli Choucri. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1993. Pp. 67-132.

Cerny, Philip G. "Globalization and the Changing Logic of Collective Action." International Organization 49 (4) (1995): 595-625.

Sagasti, Francisco R., and Michael E. Colby. "Eco-Development Perspectives on Global Change from Developing Countries." In Global Accord: Environmental Challenges and International Responses. Edited by Nazli Choucri. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1993. Pp. 175-204.

Axelrod, Robert, and Michael D. Cohen. Harnessing Complexity.  NY: The Free Press, 1999. Chapters 1 and 2.

North, Douglass C. Structure and Change in Economic History. New York: W.W. Norton. 1981. Chapter 15.

Related Readings

Turner, R. K. "Sustainability: Principles and Practice." In Sustainable Environmental Economics and Management: Principles and Practice. Edited by R. Kerry Turner. New York: Belhaven Press, 1993. Pp. 3-36.

Garrett, Geoffrey and Peter Lange. "Internationalization, Institutions and Political Change." International Organization 49 (4) (1995): 627-55.

Uses of Theory and Empirical Analysis
6 Population, Labor and Structures of Demand

Required Readings

Choucri, Nazli. "Migration and Security: Some Key Linkages." Journal of International Affairs 56 (1) (2002): 97-122.

Choucri, Nazli, ed. Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Population and Conflict. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1984. Chapters 1 and 8.

Massey, Douglas S., et al. "Theories of International Migration: A Review and Appraisal." Population and Development Review 19 (3) (1993): 431-66.

Putnam, Robert D. "Tuning In, Tuning Out: The Strange Disappearance of Social Capital in America." PS: Political Science and Politics 28 (4) (1995): 664-83.

Therborn, Goeran. "Migration and Western Europe: The Old World Turning New." Science 237 (4 September, 1987): 1183-87.

Related Readings

Choucri, Nazli. "Population and the Global Environment." In Energy and the Environment in the 21st Century. Edited by Jefferson W. Tester, David O. Wood, and Nancy A. Ferrari. Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press, 1991. Pp. 91-102.

Choucri, Nazli. "The Hidden Economy: A New View of Remittances in the Arab World." World Development 14 (6) (1986): 697-712.

Hakovirta, Harto. "The Global Refugee Problem: A Model and Its Application." International Political Science Review 14 (1) (1993): 35-57.

7 Knowledge, Technology and Competetiveness

Required Readings

Skolnikoff, Eugene B. "Science and Technology: The Sources of Change." Chapter 7 in Global Accord: Environmental Challenges and International Responses. Edited by Nazli Choucri. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1993. Pp. 255-80.

Neef, Dale. "Rethinking Economics in the Knowledge-Based Economy." Introduction in The Economic Impact of Knowledge. Edited by Dale Neef, G. Anthony Siesfeld, and Jacquelyn Cefola. Boston, Mass: Butterworth-Heinemann, 1998. Pp. 3-16.

May, Robert M. "The Scientific Investments of Nations." Science 281 (3 July, 1998): 49-51.

Barzel, Yoram. Economic Analysis of Property Rights. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997. Chapter 10 and 11.

Related Readings

Strange, Susan. "States, Firms and Diplomacy." Chapter 4 in International Political Economy: Perspectives on Global Power and Wealth. 3rd ed. Edited by Jeffrey A. Frieden, and David A. Lake. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000. Pp. 60-68.

Caves, Richard E. "The Multinational Enterprise as an Economic Organization." Chapter 9 in International Political Economy: Perspectives on Global Power and Wealth. 3rd ed. Edited by Jeffrey A. Frieden, and David A. Lake. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000. Pp. 145-155.

8 Natural Resource and Environmental Assets

Required Readings

Clark, William C. "Energy and Environment: Strategic Perspectives on Policy Design." In Energy and the Environment in the 21st Century, Cambridge. Edited by Jefferson W. Tester, David O. Wood, and Nancy A. Ferrari. Mass.: The MIT Press, 1991. Pp. 63-78.

Rothenberg, Jerome. "Economic Perspectives on Time Comparisons: Alternative Approaches to Time Comparisons." Chapter 11 in Global Accord: Environmental Challenges and International Responses. Edited by Nazli Choucri. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press. Pp. 355-98.

Haas, Peter M., with Jan Sundgren. "Evolving International Environmental Law." Chapter 12 in Global Accord: Environmental Challenges and International Responses. Edited by Nazli Choucri. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1993. Pp. 401-30.

Solow, Robert M. "The Economics of Resources or the Resources of Economics." In Economics of the Environment: Selected Readings. 3rd. ed. Edited by Robert Dorfman, and Nancy S. Dorfman. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1993. Pp. 162-78.

Barzel, Yoram. Economic Analysis of Property Rights. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997. Chapter 6.

Dolsak, Nives, and Ostrom, Elinor, eds. The Commons in the New Millennium: Challenges and Adaptations. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 2003. Chapters 1, 4 and 7.

Related Readings

Litfin, Karen T., ed. The Greening of Sovereignty in World Politics. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 1998. Chapter 1.

Butler, Alison. "Environmental, Protection and Free Trade: Are they Mutually Exclusive?" Chapter 29 in International Political Economy: Perspectives on Global Power and Wealth. 3rd ed. Edited by Jeffrey A. Frieden, and David A. Lake. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000. Pp. 446-461.

Cleveland, Cutler J. "Natural Resource Scarcity and Economic Growth Revisited: Economic and Biophysical Perspectives." In Ecological Economics: The Science and Management of Sustainability. Edited by Robert Costanza. New York: Columbia University Press, 1991. Pp. 289-317.

9 International Trade, Finance and Capital Mobility

Required Readings

Cohen, Benjamin J. "A Brief History of International Monetary Relations." Chapter 14 in International Political Economy: Perspectives on Global Power and Wealth. 3rd ed. Edited by Jeffrey A. Frieden, and David A. Lake. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995. Pp. 209-29.

Krasner, Stephen D. "State Power and the Structure of International Trade." Chapter 1 in International Political Economy: Perspectives on Global Power and Wealth. 3rd ed. Edited by Jeffrey A. Frieden, and David A. Lake. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000. Pp. 19-36.

Rogowski, Ronald. "Commerce and Coalitions: How Trade Affects Domestic Political Alignments." Chapter 20 in International Political Economy: Perspectives on Global Power and Wealth. 3rd ed. Edited by Jeffrey A. Frieden, and David A. Lake. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000. Pp. 318-326.

Alt, James E., and Michael Gilligan. "The Political Economy of Trading States." Chapter 21 in International Political Economy: Perspectives on Global Power and Wealth. 3rd ed. Edited by Jeffrey A. Frieden, and David A. Lake. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000. Pp. 327-342.

Gilpin, Robert. Global Political Economy: Understanding the International Economic Order. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2001. Chapters 8, 9, and 10.

Sideri, S. Trade and Power. Rotterdam University Press, 1970. Introduction.

Campbell, John L., and Pedersen, Ove K. The Rise of Neoliberalism and Institutional Analysis. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2001. Chapter 5.

Related Readings

Sideri, S. Trade and Power. Rotterdam University Press, 1970. Chapters 1, 4, 6, 7 and 9.

Coughlin, Cletus C., K. Alec Chrystal, and Geoffrey E. Wood. "Protectionist Trade Policies: A Survey of Theory, Evidence, and Rationale." Chapter 19 in International Political Economy: Perspectives on Global Power and Wealth. 3rd ed. Edited by Jeffrey A. Frieden, and David A. Lake. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000. Pp. 303-317.

Eichengreen, Barry. "Hegemonic Stability: Theories of the International Monetary System." Chapter 14 in Jeffrey International Political Economy: Perspectives on Global Power and Wealth. 3rd ed. Edited by Jeffrey A. Frieden, and David A. Lake. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000. Pp. 220-244.

Garrett, Geoffrey. "Capital Mobility, Trade and the Domestic Politics of Economic Policy." International Organization 49(4) (1995): 657-87.

10 Firms and Market Interactions

Required Readings

Choucri, Nazli. "Multinational Corporations and the Global Environment." Chapter 6 in Global Accord: Environmental Challenges and International Responses. Edited by Nazli Choucri. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1993. Pp. 205-54.

Frieden, Jeffrey A. "Capital Politics: Creditors and the International Political Economy." Chapter 18 in International Political Economy: Perspectives on Global Power and Wealth. 3rd ed. Edited by Jeffrey A. Frieden, and David A. Lake. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995. Pp. 282-98.

Fieldhouse, David. '"A New Imperial System"' The Role of the Multinational Corporations Reconsidered." Chapter 11 in International Political Economy: Perspectives on Global Power and Wealth. 3rd ed. Edited by Jeffrey A. Frieden, and David A. Lake. New York: St. Martin's Press. Pp. 180-192.

Gilpin, Robert. Global Political Economy: Understanding the International Economic Order. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2001. Chapters 11 and 12.

Barzel, Yoram. Economic Analysis of Property Rights. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997. Chapter 5.

Related Readings

Goodman, John B., and Louis W. Pauly. "The Obsolescence of Capital Controls? Economic Management in an Age of Global Markets." Chapter 18 in International Political Economy: Perspectives on Global Power and Wealth. 3rd ed. Edited by Jeffrey A. Frieden, and David A. Lake. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000. Pp. 280-298.

Milner, Helen V. "The Political Economy of International Trade." Edited by Nelson W. Polsby. Annual Review of Political Science 2 (1999): 91-114.

New Trends in Theory and Analysis
11 e-Factors and the Internet

Required Readings

Choucri, Nazli. "Introduction: CyberPolitics in International Relations." International Political Science Review 21 (3) (2000): 243-263.

Kaase, Max. "Political Science and the Internet." International Political Science Review 21: 3 (2000): 265-282.

Lessig, Lawrence. Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace. New York: Basic Books, 1999. Chapters 1-4 and 14.

Litfin, Karen T., ed. The Greening of Sovereignty in World Politics. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 1998. Chapter 8.

Schiller, Dan. Digital Capitalism: Networking the Global Market System. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 1999. Chapter 1 and 2.

McKnight, Lee W., Paul M. Vaaler, and Raul L. Katz, eds. Creative Destruction: Business Survival Strategies in the Global Internet Economy. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 2001. Chapters 3 and 7.

Related Readings

Lessig, Lawrence. Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace. New York: Basic Books, 1999. Chapters 15 and 16.

12 Complexity and Sustainability Required Readings

Axelrod, Robert, and Michael D. Cohen. Harnessing Complexity. NY: The Free Press, 1999. Chapters 3 and 4.

Broad, Robin, John Cavanagh, and Walden Bello. "Development: The Market Is Not Enough." Chapter 26 in International Political Economy: Perspectives on Global Power and Wealth. 3rd ed. Edited by Jeffrey A. Frieden, and David A. Lake. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000. Pp. 392-403.

Solow, Robert M. "Sustainability: An Economist's Perspective." In Economics of the Environment: Selected Readings. 3rd ed. Edited by Robert Dorfman, and Nancy S. Dorfman. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1993. Pp. 179-87.

Gilpin, Robert. Global Political Economy: Understanding the International Economic Order. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2001. Chapter 7.

Goodland, Robert and George Ledec. "Neoclassical Economics and Principles of Sustainable Development." Ecological Modelling 38 (1987): 19-46.

Garrett, Geoffrey, and Peter Lange. "Internationalization, Institutions, and Political Change." International Organization 49 (4) (1995): 627-55.

Dolsak, Nives, and Ostrom, Elinor, eds. The Commons in the New Millennium: Challenges and Adaptations. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 2003. Chapters 9 and 11.

Alker, Hayward R., Jr. and Peter M. Haas. "The Rise of Global Ecopolitics." Chapter 4 in Global Accord: Environmental Challenges and International Responses. Edited by Nazli Choucri. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1993. Pp. 133-72.

Related Readings

Ostrom, Elinor. "Coping with Tragedies of the Commons." Annual Review of Political Science 2 (1999): 493-535. Edited by Nelson W. Polsby.

Wyplosz, Charles. "EMU: Why and How It Might Happen." Chapter 17 in International Political Economy: Perspectives on Global Power and Wealth. 3rd ed. Edited by Jeffrey A. Frieden, and David A. Lake. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000. Pp. 493-505.
13 Globalization and Institutional Innovation

Required Readings

Axelrod, Robert and Michael D. Cohen. Harnessing Complexity. NY: The Free Press, 1999. Chapter 4.

Choucri, Nazli, and Robert C. North. "Global Accord: Imperatives for the 21st Century." Chapter 15 in Global Accord: Environmental Challenges and International Responses. Edited by Nazli Choucri. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1993. Pp. 477-508.

Cerny, Philip N. "Globalization and the Changing Logic of Collective Action." Chapter 30 in International Political Economy: Perspectives on Global Power and Wealth. 3rd ed. Edited by Jeffry A. Frieden, and David A. Lake. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000. Pp. 446-461.

Gilpin, Robert. Global Political Economy: Understanding the International Economic Order. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2001. Chapters 13, 14, and 15.

Williamson, Jeffrey A. Chapter 27 in International Political Economy: Perspectives on Global Power and Wealth. 3rd ed. Edited by Jeffry A. Frieden, and David A. Lake. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000. Pp. 405-416.

Rodrik, Dani. "Sense and Nonsense in the Globalization Debate." Chapter 31 in International Political Economy: Perspectives on Global Power and Wealth. 3rd ed. Edited by Jeffry A. Frieden, and David A. Lake. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000. Pp. 461-470.

Weiss, Edith Brown. "Intergenerational Equity: Toward an International Legal Framework." Chapter 10 in Global Accord: Environmental Challenges and International Responses. Edited by Nazli Choucri. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1993. Pp. 333-54.

Related Readings

Charney, Jonathan I. "Universal International Law." The American Journal of International Law 87 (1993): 529-51.

Young, Oran R. "Negotiating an International Climate Regime: The Institutional Bargaining for Environmental Governance." Chapter 13 in Global Accord: Environmental Challenges and International Responses. Edited by Nazli Choucri. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1993. Pp. 431-52.

Brewer, Garry D. "Environmental Challenges and Managerial Responses: A Decision Perspective." Chapter 8 in Global Accord: Environmental Challenges and International Responses. Edited by Nazli Choucri. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1993. Pp. 281-304.