International Political Economy The Struggle for Power and Wealth

ISBN-10: 0155074970
ISBN-13: 9780155074972
Edition: 3rd 2003 (Revised)
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List price: $109.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 9/13/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY focuses on the dynamics of conflict and cooperation among nations as each pursues power and wealth through international economic exchange. The authors provide a historical and topical overview of the development of the world economy from 1815 to the present, helping students understand how and why major economic powers rise and fall. This balanced blend of history, theory, and policy makes the book suitable as a main text for International Political Economy courses or as a supplemental text for an Introductory International Relations course.

Introduction: The Political Economy of International Affairs
Domestic Political Economy
International Political Economy
Approaches to International Political Economy
Notes
The Economics of International Political Economy
Free Trade
The Balance of Payments
Monetary and Fiscal Policy
Exchange Rates and Trade Deficits
Exchange Rates, Trade, and Macroeconomic Policy
Conclusions
Notes
Annotated Bibliography
The Origins of a World Economy
Industrialization and International Trade
The Turn to Freer Trade
The Perils of Interdependence: 1873-1914
Japan and Late Economic Development
The World Economy on the Eve of World War I
World War I and Its Aftermath
Conclusions
Notes
Annotated Bibliography
The Political Economy of American Hegemony, 1938-1973
Structures and Trends in the Postwar World Economy
U.S. Hegemony and the World Economy
The Heyday of U.S. Hegemony: 1958-1970
Money and Oil, 1971-1973
Conclusions
Notes
Annotated Bibliography
Globalization and the World Economy
The Globalization of Finance
The Globalization of Production
Conclusions
Notes
Annotated Bibliography
Cooperation Among Advanced Industrial States
Theories of Cooperation
Macroeconomic Policy Cooperation
Managing Exchange Rates
The Uruguay Round and the World Trade Organization
Economic Blocs
Conclusions
Notes
Annotated Bibliography
Competition and Conflict Among Advanced Industrial States
Strategies of Competitiveness
The Rise and Decline(?) of Japan
The United States and Competitiveness
European Approaches to Competitiveness
Protectionism
Conclusions
Notes
Annotated Bibliography
Rich and Poor States in the World Economy
Indicators of Development
Measuring the Development Gap
Contending Perspectives on Development
Modernization Theory
Dependency Theory
Conclusions
Notes
Annotated Bibliography
Strategies of Southern Trade and Development
National Strategies of Trade and Industrialization
Transitions to Export-Led Industrialization: Three Country Studies
The Least Developed Countries
Collective Strategies of Development
Global and Regional Trade Agreements
Conclusions
Notes
Annotated Bibliography
Foreign Aid and Third World Development
The Rationale for Aid
Strategies of Foreign Assistance
The Effectiveness of Aid
The Future of Foreign Aid
Conclusions
Notes
Annotated Bibliography
Multinational Corporations in the Third World
Motives for Foreign Direct Investment in the Third World
The Benefits of Foreign Direct Investment to Third World Host Countries
The Costs of Foreign Direct Investment to Third World Host Countries
A Bargaining Framework for Analyzing MNC-Host Country Relations
The Determinants of Relative Bargaining Power
Recent Trends in MNC-Host Country Relations
MNCS and NGOS
Conclusions
Notes
Annotated Bibliography
Third World Debt and North-South Finance
The Costs of Third World Debt
Actors
The Origins and Evolution of the Third World Debt Crisis
The Politics of Third World Debt
North-South Finance in the 1990s: The Growth of Portfolio Investment
The Global Financial Crisis of 1997-1998
Reform of the International Financial System
Conclusions
Notes
Annotated Bibliography
Hunger, Population, and Sustainable Development
Population
The Aids Pandemic
Food and Hunger
Sustainable Development
Atmospheric Pollution and the Tragedy of the Commons
Comparison of the Ozone and Climate Change Negotiations
Conclusions
Notes
Annotated Bibliography
Charting the Future: Cooperation and Conflict in the Global Economy
Harbingers of Cooperation
The Sources of Conflict
Conclusions
Glossary
Acronyms
Links to IPE Web Sites
Index

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