International Political Economy

ISBN-10: 0205060633

ISBN-13: 9780205060634

Edition: 5th 2012

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Broadly viewing the global economy as a political competition that produces winners and losers, International Political Economy holistically and accessibly introduces the field of IPE to readers with limited background in political theory, history, and economics. This book surveys major interests and institutions and examines how state and non-state actors pursue wealth and power. Emphasizing fundamental economic concepts as well as the interplay between domestic and international politics, International Political Economy not only explains how the global economy works; it also encourages readers to think critically about how economic policy is made in the context of globalization.
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List price: $123.80
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/20/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

D. Stanley Eitzen(Ph.D. University of Kansas is professor emeritus in sociology from Colorado State University, where previously he was the John N. Stern Distinguished Professor.nbsp; Among his books areSocial Problems(with Maxine Baca Zinn and Kelly Eitzen Smith)andnbsp;Diversity in Families(with Maxine Baca Zinn and Barbara Wells), both of which received McGuffey Awards from the Text and Academic Authors Association for excellence and longevity over multiple editions. He is also the author and co-author of fourSolutions to Social Problemsvolumes with Allyn  Bacon;nbsp;Paths to Homelessness: Extreme Poverty and the Urban Housing Crisis(with Doug A. Timmer and Kathryn Talley);Sociology of North American Sport(with George H. Sage); andFair and Foul: Rethinking the Myths and Paradoxes of Sport.nbsp; He has served as the president of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport and as editor ofThe Social Science Journal. nbsp; Maxine Baca Zinnnbsp;(Ph.D. University of Oregon) is Professor Emeritusnbsp;in sociology at Michigan State University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Oregon Her main research interestsnbsp;are racial inequality, gender, andnbsp;family life. She is the author and co-author of many other books, includingDiversity in Families (with D.nbsp;Stanley Eitzen and Barbara Wells),Social Problems(with D. Stanley Eitzen and Kelly Eitzen Smith),Women of Color in U.S. Society, Gender Through the Prism of Difference,andGlobalization: The Transformation of Social Worlds. In 2000, she received the ASA Jessie Bernard Career Award. nbsp; Kelly Eitzen Smithreceived her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Arizona.nbsp; She is currently the director of the Center for Applied Sociology and a lecturer at the University of Arizona.nbsp; At the Center for Applied Sociology she has conducted research in the areas of day labor, homelessness, poverty, urban housing and neighborhood development. Her sociological interests include gender, family, sexuality, stratification, and social problems.nbsp; She is also the co-author ofExperiencing Poverty(with D.Stanley Eitzen), andSocial Problems(with D. Stanley Eitzen and Maxine Baca Zinn).

Preface
International Political Economy
What Is International Political Economy?
Studying International Political Economy
Traditional Schools of International Political Economy
Interests and Institutions in International Political Economy
The Global Economy in Historical Context
The World Trade Organization and the World Trade System
What Is the World Trade Organization?
Hegemons, Public Goods, and the World Trade System
The Evolving World Trade Organization: New Directions, New Challenges
The Greatest Challenge? Regional Trade Arrangements and the World Trade Organization
The Political Economy of International Trade Cooperation
The Economic Case for Trade
Trade Bargaining
Enforcing Agreements
A Society-Centered Approach to Trade Politics
Trade Policy Preferences
Factor Incomes and Class Conflict
Sector Incomes and Industry Conflict
Organizing Interests: The Collective Action Problem and Trade Policy Demands
Political Institutions and the Supply of Trade Policy
A State-Centered Approach to Trade Politics
States and Industrial Policy
The Infant-Industry Case for Protection
State Strength: The Political Foundation of Industrial Policy
Industrial Policy in High-Technology Industries
Strategic-Trade Theory
Strategic Rivalry in Semiconductors and Commercial Aircraft
Trade and Development I: Import Substitution Industrialization
Domestic Interests, International Pressures, and Protectionist Coalitions
The Structuralist Critique: Markets, Trade, and Economic Development
Market Imperfections in Developing Countries
Market Imperfections in the International Economy
Domestic and International Elements of Trade and Development Strategies
Import Substitution Industrialization
Reforming the International Trade System
Trade and Development II: Economic Reform
Emerging Problems with Import Substitution Industrialization
The East Asian Model
Structural Adjustment and the Politics of Reform
Developing Countries and the World Trade Organization
Multinational Corporations in the Global Economy
Multinational Corporations in the Global Economy
Economic Explanations for Multinational Corporations
Locational Advantages
Market Imperfections
Locational Advantages, Market Imperfections, and Multinational Corporations
Multinational Corporations and Host Countries
The Politics of Multinational Corporations
Regulating Multinational Corporations
Regulating Multinational Corporations in the Developing World
Regulating Multinational Corporations in the Advanced Industrialized Countries
Bargaining with Multinational Corporations
The International Regulation of Multinational Corporations
The International Monetary System
The Economics of the International Monetary System
Exchange-Rate Systems
The Balance of Payments
Balance-of-Payments Adjustment
The Rise and Fall of the Bretton Woods System
Creating the Bretton Woods System
Implementing Bretton Woods: From Dollar Shortage to Dollar Glut
The End of Bretton Woods: Crises and Collapse
Cooperation, Conflict, and Crisis in the Contemporary International Monetary System
From the Plaza to the Louvre: Conflict and Cooperation during the 1980s
Global Imbalances and the Great Financial Crisis of 2007-2009
Exchange-Rate Cooperation in the European Union
A Society-Centered Approach to Monetary and Exchange-Rate Policies
Electoral Politics, the Keynesian Revolution, and the Trade-Off between Domestic Autonomy and Exchange-Rate Stability
Society-Based Models of Monetary and Exchange-Rate Politics
The Electoral Model of Monetary and Exchange-Rate Politics
The Partisan Model of Monetary and Exchange-Rate Politics
The Sectoral Model of Monetary and Exchange-Rate Politics
A State-Centered Approach to Monetary and Exchange-Rate Policies
Monetary Policy and Unemployment
The Time-Consistency Problem
Commitment Mechanisms
Independent Central Banks and Exchange Rates
Developing Countries and International Finance I: The Latin American Debt Crisis
Foreign Capital and Economic Development
Commercial Bank Lending and the Latin American Debt Crisis
Managing the Debt Crisis
The Domestic Politics of Economic Reform
Developing Countries and International Finance II: A Decade of Crises
The Asian Financial Crisis
Bretton Woods II
The Heavily Indebted Poor Countries
Globalization: Consequences and Controversies
Globalization and Global Poverty
Globalization and �Sweatshops�
Trade and the Environment
Glossary
References
Index
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