The Politics of Global Financial Relations OpenCourseWare: A Free Undergraduate Political Science Course by MIT on the Study of Global Finance

Published Jan 29, 2009

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Key issues on global finance are explored in detail in 'The Politics of Global Financial Relations,' an OpenCourseWare project from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This free online class explores important topics such as global governance and financial crises. 'The Politics of Global Financial Relations' may be of particular interest to students considering or currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

The Politics of Global Financial Relations: Course Specifics

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The Politics of Global Financial Relations: Course Description

Students interested in the domestic and international effects of financial globalization may benefit from this free course, which examines a number of key issues on the subject. 'The Politics of Global Financial Relations,' part of MIT's Political Science curriculum, was taught by Professor David Singer. Professor Singer provides downloadable study materials--including a reading list with links to online articles--for this OpenCourseWare. This lecture course covers a wide breadth of topics, starting with an overview of global capitalism, globalization and domestic policies. Students then study financial themes such as foreign direct investment, exchange currencies and currency crises in the modern world. Next, the course delves into international governance, centering on the International Monetary Fund and international financial markets. Finally, students take an in-depth look at financial crime, focusing on key issues such as how criminals utilize the system to fund terrorism.

Materials available for this course include a full reading list as well as downloadable essay and discussion questions. To learn more about global finance and international relations, visit the global financial relations course page.

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