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課程內容

國際政治經濟實地研討課程涵蓋了理論、經驗以及政策上的重要觀點。其基礎在於學術性、比較式的訓練,超越時間且橫跨不同國家、地區及企業,相關議題自工業化至開發中國家皆有。特別關注於個體行為之總體效果、微觀調整之宏觀影響所形成的挑戰與困境。

本課程第一部份討論基本觀念與理論基礎,包括理論之假設及其意涵。焦點放在經濟學的核心原理及結構研究途徑、實證國際政治經濟、制度研究途徑— 乃至對於「複雜性」的清楚陳述、全球化觀點及爭議之介紹等,目的在瞭解理論如何架構與「作用」,瞭解其潛在影響以及爭論重點。第二部份則以理論為基礎,透過概念的「使用」,去檢視一整套特定的國際交流及相關結構與過程。這其中包括了「需求」的起源、科技的進展以及「新的」知識經濟、貿易與金融、企業與全球市場等。第三部份主要集中在全球化及本土化的互動,網際網路與新興電子商務市場的政治經濟,以及「永續性」的基本原理原則,同時對之前第一部份所提及、並「應用」於第二部份的一些重要假設提出了質疑。本課程最後以分析國際制度革新作結。


課程要求

本課程有兩項主要規定:

第一項是課堂發言內容及參與程度(佔期末分數百分之四十)。

第二項可三擇一:(一)在家期末考(二)研究報告— 長篇報告,或(三)三篇評論短文,課程之三部份各一(佔期末分數百分之六十)。


指定教材

Alt, James E., 與 Kenneth A. Shepsle, eds. 《透視實證政治經濟》(Perspective on Positive Political Economy). New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990.

Axelrod, Robert, and Cohen, Michael D. 《駕馭複雜:一個科學新領域的組織性內涵》(Harnessing Complexity: Organizational Implications of a Scientific Frontier). New York: Basic Books, 2001.

Barzel, Yoram. 《財產權之經濟分析》(Economic Analysis of Property Rights)第二版,Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997.

Choucri, Nazli, 編 《全球協定:環境挑戰與因應之道》(Global Accord: Environmental Challenges and International Responses). Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1993.

Frieden, Jeffry A., 與 David A. Lake. 《國際政治經濟:全球權力與財富》(International Political Economy: Perspectives on Global Power and Wealth)第四版,New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000.

Gilpin, Robert. 《全球政治經濟:認識國際經濟秩序》(Global Political Economy: Understanding the International Economic Order). Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2001.

North, Douglass C. 《經濟史上的結構與變遷》(Structure and Change in Economic History). New York: W.W. Norton, 1981.


Course Content

This field seminar in international political economy covers major theoretical, empirical, and policy perspectives. The basic orientation is disciplinary and comparative (over time and across countries, regions, firms), spanning issues relevant to both industrial and developing states. Special attention is given to challenges and dilemmas shaped by the macro-level consequences of micro-level behavior, and by micro-level adjustments to macro-level influences.

The first part of the course is on basic concepts and theoretical foundations, and covers assumptions and implications. The focus is on core economic principles and structural approaches, positive international political economy, and institutional approaches — leading to the articulation of complexity and introducing 'globalization' perspectives and contentions. The goal is to understand how theory is framed and 'works', the potential inferences and the contentions. The second part of the course draws on the theoretical foundations by 'using' concepts to examine a set of specific international exchanges, and related structures and processes. These include sources of 'demand', technology advances and the 'new' knowledge economy, trade and finance, firms and global markets. The third part converges on interactions of globalization and localization, political economy of the Internet and new e-markets and the fundamentals of 'sustainability' that question some of the core assumptions discussed in the first part of the course and 'utilized' in the second. The course concludes with analyses of select international institutional innovations.


Course Requirement

There are two major course requirements:

First is the nature and extent of class discussion and participation (40% of final grade).

Second is a choice of (a) take home final exam (b) one research paper – long paper, or (c) three short review essays covering the individual parts of the course (60% of final grade).


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.


 
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