Global Political Economy

ISBN-10: 0205742343
ISBN-13: 9780205742349
Edition: 5th 2010
Authors: Theodore H. Cohn
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Description: Praised for its authoritative coverage,Global Political Economyplaces the study of IPE in its broadest theoretical context. This text not only helps students understand the fundamentals of how the global economy works but also encourages them to use  More...

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Book details

List price: $104.40
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Longman Publishing
Publication date: 7/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Praised for its authoritative coverage,Global Political Economyplaces the study of IPE in its broadest theoretical context. This text not only helps students understand the fundamentals of how the global economy works but also encourages them to use theory to more fully grasp the connections between key issue areas like trade and development. Written by a leading IPE scholar,Global Political Economyequally emphasizes theory and practice to provide a framework for analyzing current events and long-term developments in the global economy.

Theodore H. Cohn is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Simon Fraser University.

Preface
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Introduction and Overview
Introduction
What is International Political Economy?
The IPE Theoretical Perspectives
Purposes and Themes of this Book
Focus of this Book
Questions
Further Reading
Notes
Managing the Global Economy Since World War II: The Institutional Framework
Global Economic Relations Before World War II
The Functions of the IMF, World Bank, and GATT
International Economic Organizations and the United Nations
Postwar Economic Institutions and the North
Postwar Economic Institutions and the South
Postwar Economic Institutions and the Centrally Planned Economies
Nonstate Actors
Conclusion
Questions
Further Reading
Notes
Theoretical Perspectives
The Realist Perspective
Basic Tenets of the Realist Perspective
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 Debates over U.S. Hegemony
Realism and North-South Relations
Critique of the Realist Perspective
Questions
Further Reading
Notes
The Liberal Perspective
Basic Tenets of the Liberal Perspective
Orthodox Liberalism
The Influence of John Maynard Keynes
Liberalism in the Postwar Period
A Return to Orthodox Liberalism
Liberalism and Institutions
Liberalism, Global Governance, and Regimes
Liberalism and Domestic-International Interactions
Liberalism and North-South Relations
Critique of the Liberal Perspective
Questions
Further Reading
Notes
Critical Perspectives
Basic Tenets of Historical Materialism
Early Forms of Historical Materialism
Whither the Historical Materialist Perspective?
Constructivism
Feminism
Environmentalism
Critique of the Critical Perspective
Questions
Further Reading
Notes
The Issue Areas
International Monetary Relations
The Balance of Payments
Government Response to a Balance-of-Payments Deficit
The Functions and Valuation of Money
International Monetary Relations Before Bretton Woods
The Formation of the Bretton Woods Monetary Regime
The International Monetary Fund
The Functioning of the Bretton Woods Monetary Regime
The Regime of Floating (or Flexible) Exchange Rates
Alternatives to the Current Monetary Regime
European Monetary Relations
What is the Likely Future of the U.S. Dollar as the Key Currency?
Sovereign Wealth Funds
Considering IPE Theory and Practice
Questions
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
Formation of the WTO
The WTO and the Global Trade Regime
The South and Global Trade Issues
The Transition Economies and Global Trade Relations
Civil Society and Global Trade Relations
Trade and the Environment
Considering IPE Theory and Practice
Questions
Further Reading
Notes
Regionalism and the Global Trade Regime
Regionalism and the IPE Theoretical Perspectives
Regionalism and Globalization
A Historical Overview of RTAs
Explanations for the Rise of Regional Integration
The GATT/WTO and RTAs
The European Union
The North American Free Trade Agreement
Mercosur
East Asian Regionalism
Considering IPE Theory and Practice
Questions
Further Reading
Notes
Multinational Corporations and Global Production
Definitions and Terminology
Why do Firms Become MNCs?
The Historical Development of FDI
MNC-Host Country Relations: Determinants and Effects of FDI
Host Country Policies Toward MNCs
MNC-Home Country 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
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
The Revival of Orthodox Liberalism
Another Shift in Development Strategy?
Considering IPE Theory and Practice
Questions
Further Reading
Notes
Foreign Debt and Financial Crises
What is a Debt Crisis?
The Origins of the 1980s Debt Crisis
The Foreign Debt Regime
Strategies to Deal with the 1980s Debt Crisis
Transition Economies and Foreign Debt
The IMF, World Bank, and the Debt Crisis
The 1990s Financial Crisis
The Global Financial Crisis-2008 to?
Considering IPE Theory and Practice
Questions
Further Reading
Notes
Concluding Comments
Current Trends in the Global Political Economy
Globalization
North-North Relations
North-South Relations
A Final Word on IPE Theory and Practice
Notes
Glossary
Index

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