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This course focuses on the political foundations and consequences of the contemporary world economy and the dynamic and complex interaction between state and market, and power and wealth. It addresses the major theoretical approaches to study international political economy and debates among different schools in the field. This course also surveys the evolution of the international economic systems since the Second World War, with particular reference to the post-Cold War international political and economic order. It will discuss the concrete and important issues in international political economy such as international trade, finance, production and the increasing connection between domestic political economy and international political economy under the context of globalization.