• Class Number 5496
  • Term Code 3160
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Dr Quynh Nguyen
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 26/07/2021
  • Class End Date 29/10/2021
  • Census Date 14/09/2021
  • Last Date to Enrol 02/08/2021
    • Dr Nabeeh Zakariyya
    • Prachi Arya
SELT Survey Results

The study of International Political Economy (IPE) examines the interactions between markets and politics. Is globalisation responsible for the rise of populism in the West? How will the power struggle between China and the United States shape global business? This course introduces students to the key concepts and theories of IPE in order to analyse and understand these pressing issues and questions facing policymakers and citizens.

IPE is an interdisciplinary academic field within international relations which draws inputs from international politics and international economics to examine the dynamic linkages between markets, states and institutions, and civil society in the regional and global context. This course explores topics such as globalization, international trade, finance, debt, foreign direct investment, development, international migration, and consequences and controversies of globalisation.

The first half of the course provide a foundation for the study of International Political Economy (IPE); in the remaining weeks, students will have the opportunity to vote for their topics of interest from a range of contemporary international questions of interest viewed through an IPE lens.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. demonstrate understanding of how the international economic system operates;
  2. analyse and evaluate the various theoretical approached to International Political Economy;
  3. apply these theories to the international political system; and
  4. communicate their analyses in writing.

Required Resources

The following textbook is required: Mark Hallerberg; Jeffrey Kucik; Bumba Mukherjee. 2019. Issues of International Political Economy. Oxford: Oxford University Press. A number of articles and book chapters are also required and will be posted on Wattle under each week. The complete course reading list can be found on the Wattle course site.

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:

  • written comments
  • verbal comments
  • feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Introduction and Course Overview
2 Fundamentals of Trade Politics
3 Determinants of Trade Policy – Domestic Dimension
4 Determinants of Trade Policy – International Dimension
5 The Politics of Foreign Direct Investment First research essay (2000 words) due at 5pm
6 The Political Economy of International Finance
10 TBD Reflection post due at 5pm
11 TBD Second research essay (2000 words)/ Video presentation/ Research essay (4000 words) due at 5pm
12 Conclusion and Semester Review Take-home exam released

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Tutorial participation 10 % * * 1, 2, 3, 4
Reflection post 10 % 13/10/2021 20/10/2021 1, 2, 3, 4
3 assessment options equal to 80% Research essay 1 (2000 words)/ Research essay 2 (2000 words)/ Video presentation/ Take-home exam 80 % * * 1, 2, 3, 4

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details


ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the Academic Integrity . In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.


Tutorial participation counts towards 10% of the overall grade. Your tutor will mark your participation based on your participation and evidence of engagement with the course material. You may miss up to three tutorials without penalty.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 10 %
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4

Tutorial participation

Assessment Task 2

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 13/10/2021
Return of Assessment: 20/10/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4

Reflection post

2 Reflection Statements, providing a self-assessment of your learning process on a topic covered in class. You are asked to reflect on what you have learnt, how you have gained new knowledge and identify potential gaps in knowledge. One statement needs to be on a topic from the first half of the lecture, and the second statement needs to cover a topic from the second half of the lecture. These statements need only be a maximum of about 100-200 words.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 80 %
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4

3 assessment options equal to 80% Research essay 1 (2000 words)/ Research essay 2 (2000 words)/ Video presentation/ Take-home exam

The remaining 80% of assessment to consist of:

- a research essay of about 4,000 words (80%) of the total assessment for the course.


- a first essay of about 2,000 words (40%) and a second essay of about 2,000 words (40%). One essay needs to be on a topic from the first half of the lecture, and the second essay needs to cover a topic from the second half of the lecture.


- a video presentation or a podcast of about 7-8 minutes (40%) and a 2,000 word essay (40%).

Refer to Wattle for due dates

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically, committing to honest and responsible scholarly practice and upholding these values with respect and fairness.

The ANU commits to assisting all members of our community to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle and Academic Misconduct Rule, uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with.

The Academic Misconduct Rule is in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Very minor breaches of the academic integrity principle may result in a reduction of marks of up to 10% of the total marks available for the assessment. The ANU offers a number of online and in person services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. Visit the Academic Skills website for more information about academic integrity, your responsibilities and for assistance with your assignments, writing skills and study.

Online Submission

You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.

Hardcopy Submission

For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

Late Submission

Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:

  • Late submission not permitted. If submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date is not permitted, a mark of 0 will be awarded.
  • Late submission permitted. Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.

Referencing Requirements

Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. Extensions may be granted for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information.
In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service – including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy.
If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes.

Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).

Dr Quynh Nguyen

Research Interests

International political economy, environmental politics, public opinion, and political psychology

Dr Quynh Nguyen

By Appointment
Dr Nabeeh Zakariyya

Research Interests

Dr Nabeeh Zakariyya

Prachi Arya

Research Interests

Prachi Arya


Research Interests


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