Global Political Economy Evolution and Dynamics

ISBN-10: 1137287365

ISBN-13: 9781137287366

Edition: 4th 2013

Authors: Marc Williams, Robert O'Brien

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Book details

List price: $34.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Limited
Publication date: 5/31/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 356
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Marc Williams is Professor of International Relations at The University of New South Wales, Australia.

Robert O'Brien is Professor of Political Science at McMaster University, Canada.

List of Boxes, Tables, Figures and Maps
Preface to the Fourth Edition
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
Theoretical Perspectives
Theories of Global Political Economy
Understanding the Global Political Economy
The Economic Nationalist Perspective
Key actors
Key dynamics
Conflict and cooperation
Economic nationalism today
The Liberal Perspective
Key actors
Key dynamics
Conflict and cooperation
Liberalism today
The Critical Perspective
Key actors
Key dynamics
Conflict and cooperation
Critical theory today
Contending Perspectives: A Summary
Further Reading
International Political Economy and its Methods
Locating the Field
Economics
Political science
Political economy
International relations
Methodological Issues
Case studies and large n studies
Rational choice
Institutionalism
Constructivism
Trends in Contemporary GPE Theory
Consolidation
Integration
Expansion
Approach of the Book
Further Reading
Evolution
Forging a World Economy: 1400-1800
Regions of the World Economy
The Middle East
China
India
Africa
The Americas
Europe
European Expansion
Into the Americas
Along Africa: the triangular trade
On the peripheries of Asia
Conclusion
Further Reading
Industry, Empire and War: 1800-1945
The Industrial Revolution
What was the Industrial Revolution?
Why Britain? Why then?
What did the others do?
Pax Britannica
The gold standard and capital flows
Free trade
Balance of power
Renewed Imperialism
War and Economic Disorder
The world wars
Interwar economic failure
Conclusion
Further Reading
Growing a Global Economy: 1945-2010
The Cold War Era: 1945-89
The US-led Western political economy
The communist political economy
The southern political economy
The Post-Cold War Era: 1990-2010
Competing capitalisms and state transformation
The information revolution
International organizations and governance
Conclusion
Further Reading
Dynamics
International Trade
Definitions
Theoretical Perspectives: Free Trade and Protectionism
Proponents of free trade
Critics of free trade
Major Developments
Growth and protectionism
Changing institutional arrangements
Key Issues
Developing country interests
Regional trade agreements
Legitimacy
Conclusion
Further Reading
Transnational Production
Definitions
Theoretical Perspectives: Explaining the Growth of TNCs
Major Developments
The globalization of production
Changing organizational principles
Key Issues
Re-evaluating the benefits of FDI
State-firm interactions
Regulating capital
Conclusion
Further Reading
The Global Financial System
Definitions and Background
Theoretical Perspectives: The Mundell-Fleming Model
Major Developments
IMS: from fixed to floating and regional currencies
Credit: financial innovation and repeated crises
Key Issues
Global credit crisis
Future of the US dollar
The European sovereign debt and euro crisis
Conclusion
Further Reading
Global Division of Labour
Definitions
Theoretical Perspectives: Adam Smith and his Critics
Major Developments
Changes in the production process
From the new international to the global division of labour
Key Issues
Global restructuring: the rise of China and India
The struggle for workers' rights in a global economy
The division of labour and global stability
Conclusion
Further Reading
Gender
Definitions and Background
Theoretical Perspectives: GPE as if Gender Mattered
Major Developments
Women in the world economy: employment trends and prospects
Gender and global public policy
Key Issues
The feminization of poverty
Globalization of reproductive work
Gender and global restructuring
Conclusion
Further Reading
Economic Development
Definitions
Theoretical Perspectives on Growth and Development
Major Developments
Development and national capitalism, 1947-81
Development, neoliberalism and beyond, 1982-2009
Key Issues
The organization of development
Debt and debt relief
North-South conflict
Conclusion
Further Reading
Global Environmental Change
Definitions and Background
Theoretical Perspectives: IPE and Environmental Studies
IPE debates
�Environmental studies' debates
Major Developments
Bringing the environment in
Mainstreaming environmentalism
Key Issues
Sustainable development
Trade and environmental degradation
Climate change negotiations
Conclusion
Further Reading
Ideas
Definitions
Theoretical Perspectives: Ideas about Ideas
Major Developments
The information revolution and the information society
The rise and stall of the Washington Consensus
Key Issues
Technological diffusion
Property rights and life (HTV/AIDS)
Ideas, interests and the global financial crisis
Conclusion
Further Reading
Security
Definitions: Three Views of Security
The traditional state-centric approach
New security studies
Human security
Theoretical Perspectives: Integrating Security and Political Economy
Major Developments
The Cold War security structure
The post-Cold War security structure
Key Issues
Economic statecraft and security
Transnational crime
Disease, pandemics and1 security
Conclusion
Further Reading
Governing the Global Political Economy
Definitions
Theoretical Perspectives: Whither the State?
Major Developments
Proliferation of governance levels
Proliferation of actors
The Global Compact
Twenty-first-century Challenges
Development and growth
Equality and justice
Democracy and regulation
Conclusion
Further Reading
References
Index
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