This website is designed to provide students and instructors with resources that correspond to the chapters of our IPE textbook. These resources include:
-A variety of Suggested Readings related to themes in each chapter. Students interested in deepening their
understanding of issues and theories or finding material for a research project will benefit from these lists.
- Videos and Class Activities suggested by the authors and other instructors who use the text. We hope this
material will provide valuable resources to enhance classroom learning.
- Website Links tied to chapter themes. Websites provide important news stories, commentary,
data, and research ideas.
To locate this material, click on the heading topic and then on the particular chapter topic that interests you. Each suggested website link will take you to that site.
In addition, the Contact link provides information about how to contact us if you have questions or if you would like to suggest that we add a particular reading, film, class activity, or website. We reserve the right to decide whether or not to include this information on the site. The Contact category also includes some corrections and minor updates to the text since its publication. We encourage readers to inform us if they find mistakes in the writing.
Please note that other supplementary materials offered by Pearson to instructors and students are listed in the textbook on pp. xx-xxi. Additionally, this website will be in a constant state of evolution. Please check back regularly for the most up to date suggested resources.
The authors would like to thank our former students Georgina Allen and Kirsten Schlewitz for helping produce the website. Graham Macaree provided the technical know-how to get the site up and running.
Dave Balaam and Brad Dillman
5 Ways to Build Your IPE Background and Skills.
These suggestions apply to both instructors and students and all chapters in the book.
1. Read the international section of a newspaper each day. Examples include the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, etc. Also helpful are political-economic journals available on newstands such as Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, World Policy Journal, The Nation, The National Interest, etc. Try to read both left and right oriented opinion pieces.
2. Take an introductory course in economics, politics, and/or sociology.
3. Practice writing. Keep a journal everyday comprised of an outline of newspaper articles that interest you. Try to use the IPE concepts and theories to analyze (take apart) these works. Or use the time to develop more detailed knowledge of a particular topic or issue.
4. Get involved in political-economic activities on campus. Join Habitat for Humanity, Amnesty International, or a Slow Food club. Attend campus or community presentations or talks that deal with IPE issues. Attend a World Affairs Council meeting in your city.
5. Go abroad for a semester or term. Most universities have extensive study-travel programs everywhere in the world. Try to learn the language and about the culture before you go.