What Is IPE?

IPE is a field of study that has increasing significance in relation to everyday
life. The relationship between political and economic spheres can be tracked
back to the earliest times of human interaction. Processes of globalization are
both widening and deepening and are impacted open by a range of events and
related processes which are beyond the control of most individuals and even
their national governments. One of the key characteristics of life in the 21st
century is the importance of political and economic relationships both within
and between states. Governments and citizens are increasingly effected by
structures and processes beyond their immediate locality and control. This
changes in the nature of world politics can initially appear overwhelmingly in
comprehensible. Such phenomena are at the heart of contemporary debates
within the discipline of IPE.

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