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  1. Theories of International Relations- IPE and Marxism • The IPE analysis: issues, approach and problems • Three classical theories in the IPE field • Neo-Marxism

  2. The International Political Economy analysis • Focus: the interplay between politics and economics in the international context Politics: pursuit of power/ Economics: pursuit of wealth • Issues: wealth and poverty; governance • Actors: social/ institutionalized; private/ public; formal/ informal; global/ local • Level of analysis: cutting across domestic and international levels of analysis • Premises • political and economic realms are inextricably linked • political action affects greatly the establishment and transformation of the economic structures • the connection between domestic and international levels of analysis

  3. Three classical theories of IPE? (Jackson & Sorensen)

  4. Neo-Marxism • Dependency theorists (Andre Gunter Frank) uneven development and inequalities of capitalist system; the North-South divide is global in scope • Robert Cox: crossing level of analysis/ a wide range of public and private actors/ a pattern of global governance • ‘historical structures’: particular configuration of forces: material capabilities, ideas, institutions: ‘social forces’- process of capitalist production; ‘forms of state’ and ‘world order’ • Immanuel Wallerstain -the ‘world system’ concept (a political and an economic structure with one depending on the other): world-empires and world economies