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Global Political Economy

ISBN-10: 0205075835
ISBN-13: 9780205075836
Edition: 6th 2011 (Revised)
Authors: Theodore H. Cohn
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List price: $132.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 2/15/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.222
Language: English

Preface
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Introduction and Overview
Introduction
What is International Political Economy?
The IPE Theoretical Perspectives
Purposes and Themes of This Book
Globalization
North-North Relations
North-South Relations
Focus of this Book
Questions
Key Terms
Further Reading
Notes
Managing the Global Economy Since World War II: The Institutional Framework
Global Economic Relations Before World War II
The Mercantilist Period
The Industrial Revolution and British Hegemony
The Decline of British Hegemony and World War I
The Interwar Period
The Institutional Framework Before World War II
The Functions of the IMF, World Bank, and GATT
The KIEOs and the United Nations
The Postwar Economic Institutions and Changing North-South Relations
The IMF, World Bank, and WTO
The OECD
The G10,G5,G7,G8, and G20
Postwar Economic Institutions and the South
Postwar Economic Institutions and the Centrally Planned Economies
Nonstate Actors
The 2008 Global Financial Crisis: A Turning Point?
Questions
Key Terms
Further Reading
Notes
Theoretical Perspectives
The Realist Perspective
Basic Tenets of the Realist Perspective
The Role of the Individual, the State, and Societal Groups
The Nature and Purpose of International Economic Relations
The Relationship Between Politics and Economics
The Causes and Effects of Globalization
The Mercantilists
Realism and the Industrial Revolution
Realism in the Interwar Period
Realism After World War II
The Revival of Realist IPE
Hegemonic Stability Theory and U.S. Hegemony
What Is Hegemony?
What Are the Strategies and Motives of Hegemonic States?
Is Hegemony Necessary and/or Sufficient to Produce an Open, Stable Economic System?
What Is the Status of U.S. Hegemony?
Realism and North-South Relations
Critique of the Realist Perspective
Questions
Key Terms
Further Reading
Notes
The Liberal Perspective
Basic Tenets of the Liberal Perspective
The Role of the Individual, the State, and Societal Groups
The Nature and Purpose of International Economic Relations
The Relationship Between Politics and Economics
The Causes and Effects of Globalization
Orthodox Liberalism
The Influence of John Maynard Keynes
Liberalism in the Postwar Period
A Return to Orthodox Liberalism
Liberalism and Institutions
Interdependence Theory
The Liberal Approach to Cooperation
Regime Theory
Liberalism, Global Governance, and Regimes
Liberalism and Domestic-International Interactions
Liberalism and North-South Relations
Orthodox Liberals and North-South Relations
Interventionist Liberals and North-South Relations
Critique of the Liberal Perspective
Questions
Key Terms
Further Reading
Notes
Critical Perspectives
Basic Tenets of Historical Materialism
The Role of the Individual, the State, and Societal Groups
The Nature and Purpose of International Economic Relations
The Relationship Between Politics and Economics
The Causes and Effects of Globalization
Early Forms of Historical Materialism
Karl Marx and IPE
Marxist Studies of Imperialism
Dependency Theory
Whither the Historical Materialist Perspective?
World-Systems Theory
Neo-Gramscian Analysis
Constructivism
Feminism
Environmentalism
Critique of the Critical Perspectives
Questions
Key Terms
Further Reading
Notes
The Issue Areas
International Monetary Relations
The Balance of Payments
Government Response to a Balance-of-Payments Deficit
Adjustment Measures
Financing
Adjustment, Financing, and the Theoretical Perspectives
The Functions and Valuation of Money
International Monetary Relations Before Bretton Woods
The Classical Gold Standard (1870s to 1914)
The Interwar Period (1918-1944)
The Formation of the Bretton Woods Monetary Regime
The International Monetary Fund
The Functioning of the Bretton Woods Monetary Regime
The Central Role of the U.S. Dollar
A Shift Toward Multilateralism
The Demise of the Bretton Woods Monetary Regime
The Regime of Floating (or Flexible) Exchange Rates
The Plaza-Louvre Accords
Alternatives to the Current Monetary Regime
European Monetary Relations
What Is the Future of the U.S. Dollar as the Key Currency?
The Dollar Versus the Euro
Countries with Large Foreign Reserves and the Future of the Dollar
Sovereign Wealth Funds
Considering IPE Theory and Practice
Questions
Key Terms
Further Reading
Notes
Global Trade Relations
Trade Theory
Global Trade Relations Before World War II
GATT and the Postwar Global Trade Regime
Principles of the Global Trade Regime
Trade Liberalization
Nondiscrimination
Reciprocity
Safeguards
Development
Formation of the WTO
The WTO and the Global Trade Regime
The South and Global Trade Issues
1940s to Early 1960s: Limited LDC Involvement
1960s to Early 1970s: Growing Pressures for Special Treatment
1970s to 1980: Increased North-South Confrontation
1980s to 1995: More LDC Participation in GATT
1995 to the Present: LDC Disillusionment with the Uruguay Round and Demands in the Doha Round
The Transition Economies and Global Trade Relations
Eastern Europe and the GATT/WTO
China
Russia
Civil Society and Global Trade Relations
Trade and the Environment
Considering IPE Theory and Practice
Questions
Key Terms
Further Reading
Notes
Regionalism and the Global Trade Regime
Regionalism and the IPE Theoretical Perspectives
Regionalism and Globalization
A Historical Overview of RTAs
The First Wave of Regionalism
The Second Wave of Regionalism
Explanations for the Rise of Regional Integration
Realist Explanations
Liberal Explanations
Historical Materialist Explanations
The GATT/WTO and RTAs
Trade Diversion
Trade Creation
GATT Article 24 and RTAs
The Effectiveness of GATT Article 24
Special Treatment for LDCs
The European Union
The Deepening of European Integration
The Widening of European Integration
Theoretical Perspectives and the EU
The North American Free Trade Agreement
The Formation of NAFTA
NAFTA as a Free Trade Agreement
The IPE Theoretical Perspectives and NAFTA
Mercosur
East Asian Regionalism
Considering IPE Theory and Practice
Questions
Key Terms
Further Reading
Notes
Multinational Corporations and Global Production
Definitions and Terminology
Why Do Firms Become MNCs?
The Historical Development of FDI
The Pre-World War II Period
The Mid-1940s to Mid-1980s
The 1980s to the Present
MNC-Host Country Relations: Determinants and Effects of FDI
Host Country Policies Toward MNCs
The South
The North
MNC-Home Country Relations
Home Country Policies Toward MNCs
The Effects of MNCs on Labor Groups in Home Countries
Competitiveness and Home Country-MNC Relations
A Regime for FDI: What Is to Be Regulated?
Bilateral Investment Treaties
United Nations
Regional Approaches: The EU and NAFTA
The GATT/WTO to the OECD and Back to the WTO
Private Actors
Considering IPE Theory and Practice
Questions
Key Terms
Further Reading
Notes
International Development
IPE Perspectives and North-South Relations
Official Development Assistance
The World Bank Group
LDC Development Strategies
Import Substitution Industrialization
Socialist Development Strategies
Export-Led Growth
IPE Perspectives and the East Asian Experience
The Asian Financial Crisis
The Revival of Orthodox Liberalism
Structural Adjustment and Theoretical Perspectives
Structural Adjustment and Questions About Orthodox Liberalism
Structural Adjustment and Sub-Saharan Africa
Structural Adjustment and LDC Women
Another Shift in Development Strategy?
The Late 1980s to 1994
1995 to the Present
Considering IPE Theory and Practice
Questions
Key Terms
Further Reading
Notes
Foreign Debt and Financial Crises
What Is a Debt Crisis?
The Origins of the 1980s Debt Crisis
Unexpected Changes in the Global Economy
Irresponsible Behavior of Lenders
Irresponsible Behavior of Borrowers
The South's Dependence on the North
The Foreign Debt Regime
The IMF, the World Bank, and Transition Economies
The Paris and London Clubs
Strategies to Deal with the 1980s Debt Crisis
Emergency Measures and Involuntary Lending: 1982-1985
The Baker Plan: 1986-1988
The Brady Plan: 1989-1997
Initiatives for the Poorest LDCs
Assessing the Effectiveness of the Debt Strategies
Transition Economies and Foreign Debt
The IMF, the World Bank, and the Debt Crisis
The 1990s Asian Financial Crisis
The 2008 Global Financial Crisis
Considering IPE Theory and Practice
Questions
Key Terms
Further Reading
Notes
Concluding Comments
Current Trends in the Global Political Economy
Globalization
Globalization and Triadization
Globalization and the State
Globalization, Inequality, and Poverty
Globalization and Democracy
Globalization and Civil Society
Globalization and �Newer Issues�: The Environment, International Migration, and Illegal Activity
North-North Relations
The Current State of U.S. Hegemony
Is There a Candidate to Replace the United States as Global Hegemon?
The Role of International Institutions
North-South Relations
Changing Concepts of Development
Is There a �Best� Development Strategy?
A Final Word on IPE Theory and Practice
Notes
Glossary
Index

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