• Class Number 5392
  • Term Code 3360
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Dr Jayson Waters
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 24/07/2023
  • Class End Date 27/10/2023
  • Census Date 31/08/2023
  • Last Date to Enrol 31/07/2023
    • Dr Hipolitus Wangge
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. 2021. Principles 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.

Whether you are on campus or studying online, there are a variety of online platforms you will use to participate in your study program. These could include videos for lectures and other instruction, two-way video conferencing for interactive learning, email and other messaging tools for communication, interactive web apps for formative and collaborative activities, print and/or photo/scan for handwritten work and drawings, and home-based assessment.

ANU outlines recommended student system requirements to ensure you are able to participate fully in your learning. Other information is also available about the various Learning Platforms you may use.

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). Feedback can also be provided to Course Conveners and teachers via the Student Experience of Learning & Teaching (SELT) feedback program. SELT surveys are confidential and also provide the Colleges and ANU Executive with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Introduction and Course Overview
2 Fundamentals of Trade Politics Reading summary can be submitted starting this week.
3 Determinants of Trade Policy – Domestic Dimension
4 Determinants of Trade Policy – International Dimension
5 The Politics of Foreign Direct Investment First component of assessment combination due 23 Aug at 5pm.
6 The Political Economy of International Finance
10 TBD Reading summary must be submitted by 11 Oct at 5pm.
11 TBD
12 Conclusion and Semester Review Second component of chosen assessment combination due 25 Oct at 5pm.Research grant proposal due 25 Oct at 5pm.

Tutorial Registration

ANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage .

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Learning Outcomes
Tutorial participation 10 % * 1,2,3
Reading Summary 10 % 11/10/2023 1,2,3
Assessment options equal to 80% 80 % * 1,2,3

* 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 Integrity 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 Skills website. 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.


There are no examinations for this course.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 10 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3

Tutorial participation

Tutorial attendance and participation that demonstrates critical engagement with the course content.

Assessment Task 2

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 11/10/2023
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3

Reading Summary

A concise but thorough summary (max. 200-300 words) of a reading from the course reading list. This summary should address the following questions:

a)     What is the main argument put forward in the reading? What position is the author advocating? What major evidence do they offer in support of their argument? (In other words, HOW and WHY are they making this argument?) (2/3 of the summary)

b)     What information did you find surprising/puzzling/confusing? Are there any open questions that the reading left unanswered? (1/3 of the summary)

Assessment Task 3

Value: 80 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3

Assessment options equal to 80%

The remaining 80% of assessment can consist of a combination of two of the following assessments:

•          Open Letter (2,000 words) – 40%

•          Comparative Essay (2,000 words) – 40%

•          Video Presentation (7-8 minutes) – 40%


•          Research Grant Proposal (4,000 words) – 80%

The assessment combination must add up to 80%. Thus, it is not possible to complete, for example, both the Open Letter (40%) and The Research Grant Proposal (80%). It is your responsibility to ensure that your combination adds up to 80%. You cannot submit the same assessment type twice. Accordingly, you can choose from the following combinations:


• Open letter (40%) + Comparative essay (40%) = 80%

• Open letter (40%) + Video presentation (40%) = 80%

• Comparative essay (40%) + Video presentation (40%) = 80%


• Research grant proposal – 80%


If you opt for the combination option, the first part is due at 5pm on the 23rd of August 2023, and the second part is due at 5pm on the 25th of October 2023. The Research Grant Proposal is due at 5pm on the 25th of October 2023.


Please see the Wattle and Class Summary for further information on the assessments.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. The University’s students are an integral part of that community. The academic integrity principle commits all students to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support, academic integrity, and to uphold this commitment by behaving honestly, responsibly and ethically, and with respect and fairness, in scholarly practice.

The University expects all staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle, the Academic Integrity Rule 2021, the Policy: Student Academic Integrity and Procedure: Student Academic Integrity, and to uphold high standards of academic integrity to ensure the quality and value of our qualifications.

The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 is a legal document that the University uses to promote academic integrity, and manage breaches of the academic integrity principle. The Policy and Procedure support the Rule by outlining overarching principles, responsibilities and processes. The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 commences on 1 December 2021 and applies to courses commencing on or after that date, as well as to research conduct occurring on or after that date. Prior to this, the Academic Misconduct Rule 2015 applies.


The University commits to assisting all students to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. All coursework students must complete the online Academic Integrity Module (Epigeum), and Higher Degree Research (HDR) students are required to complete research integrity training. The Academic Integrity website provides information about services available to assist students with their assignments, examinations and other learning activities, as well as understanding and upholding academic integrity.

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 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

The Academic Skills website has information to assist you with your writing and assessments. The website includes information about Academic Integrity including referencing requirements for different disciplines. There is also information on Plagiarism and different ways to use source material.

Returning Assignments

Students’ written work will be returned on Turnitin or Wattle.

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.

Resubmission of Assignments

Students may not resubmit assignments.

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 Jayson Waters

Research Interests

Quantum International Relations, Process-Relational Ontology, History of IR, Geopolitics.

Dr Jayson Waters

By Appointment
Dr Hipolitus Wangge

Research Interests

Quantum International Relations, Process-Relational Ontology, History of IR, Geopolitics.

Dr Hipolitus Wangge

By Appointment

Research Interests


By Appointment

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