Issues and Actors in the Global Political Economy

Author: André Broome
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137390476
Category: Political Science
Page: 344
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A major new text on contemporary global political economy that focuses centrally on key issues and actors. Concise and accessibly written, it provides an ideal introduction to the contemporary dynamics and processes of change in the global political economy.

The Global Puzzle

Issues and Actors in World Politics
Author: Richard W. Mansbach
Publisher: N.A
Category: International relations
Page: 571
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Focusing on contemporary nation-states, organizations and issues, this is a post-Cold War perspective on the international political system. The organizations examined include the United Nations, terrorist groups, Amnesty International, multinational corporations, and the European Community; and among the issues covered are human rights, the environment, and nuclear proliferation. The book's first two parts lay the groundwork by providing historical background and basic concepts of international relations. Ancillary package available upon adoption.

Global Political Economy

Author: John Ravenhill
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198737467
Page: 496
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The fifth edition of Global Political Economy offers a comprehensive introduction to global political economy, combining theory, history, and contemporary issues and debates. Renowned for its balance of empirical material and critical analysis, the expert authors introduce readers to the diversity of perspectives in global political economy, and encourage students to unpack claims and challenge explanations.This new edition features a rewritten chapter on the Global Trade Regimes and thorough updates throughout to reflect the rise of new actors and the role of developing economies in global governance.New to this Edition Chapter 5: 'The Evolution of the Global Trade Regime' has been rewritten by Professor Ann Capling (University of Melbourne) and Dr Silke Trommer (University of Manchester). Part Two: 'Global Trade and Productions' has been restructured to include Chapter 7: 'The Globalization of Production' to provide students more comprehensive coverage of global trade and production. Increased coverage of the rise of new actors, especially the BRICs, and the role of developing economies in global governance.

International Political Economy in the 21st Century

Contemporary Issues and Analyses
Author: Roy Smith,Imad El-Anis,Christopher Farrands
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317873297
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
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No approach to world affairs in the 21st century can afford to ignore the impact that processes of globalisation are having on governments, economies, cultures, and individuals. An understanding of the theories that underpin International Political Economy, and their practical applications, is therefore crucial to the study of international relations, politics, development and economics. In this comprehensive and accessible introduction to the field, the authors consider traditional and alternative approaches to IPE, elucidating key concepts, assumptions and the intellectual and historical context in which they arose and developed – making clear at all times their relevance to issues from trade finance and government, to environment, technology, development and culture. The style of this book encourages independent reflection and critical thinking. Each chapter relates theoretical analysis to contemporary issues, by way of giving the student a better understanding of the theory, and also demonstrating the value of theory in the real world.

International Political Economy

The Struggle for Power and Wealth in a Globalizing World
Author: Thomas D. Lairson,David Skidmore
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134111932
Category: Political Science
Page: 522
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This text offers a rethinking of the field of international political economy in an era of growing but uneven globalization. Even as global integration advances, states play central roles as partners with the largest of global firms, as the catalysts of competitiveness and economic growth, as the creators of global institutions, and in promoting and responding to global interdependence. Indeed, the struggle for power and wealth within and among states underscores the primacy of politics in understanding current realities. At the same time, new issues and actors complicate the global agenda as it expands to address the environment, global health, and food security. By offering a clear explanation of basic concepts, contextualizing the presentation of theoretical debates, and placing current events in historical context, International Political Economy ensures students a deep understanding of how the global economy works and the ways in which globalization affects their lives and those of people around the world. Key Content and Features Engages debates over the reach and significance of globalization. Examines the sources and consequences of global financial instability. Explores the origins and consequences of global inequality. Compares various strategies of development and state roles in competitiveness. Discusses the role of key international economic institutions. Considers the impact of the rise of China on the global economy and the potential for war and peace. Illustrates collective efforts to fight hunger, disease, and environmental threats. Includes numerous graphs and illustrations throughout and end of chapter discussion questions. Links key concepts for each chapter to a glossary at the end of the book. Provides a list of acronyms at the outset and annotated further readings at the end of each chapter. Offers additional resources on a web site related to the text, including a list of links to IPE-related web pages.

Issues and Agents in International Political Economy

Author: Benjamin J. Cohen,Charles Lipson
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262531603
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 377
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This is the second of two anthologies on international political economy drawn from articles published in the journal International Organization. The book is organized into four sections: Trade, Multinational Firms and Globalization, Money and Finance, and Emerging Issues.

The UN and Global Political Economy

Trade, Finance, and Development
Author: John Toye,Richard Toye
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253004642
Category: Political Science
Page: 416
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Against the backdrop of a 20-year revolt against free trade orthodoxy by economists inside the UN and their impact on policy discussions since the 1960s, the authors show how the UN both nurtured and inhibited creative and novel intellectual contributions to the trade and development debate. Presenting a stirring account of the main UN actors in this debate, The UN and Global Political Economy focuses on the accomplishments and struggles of UN economists and the role played by such UN agencies as the Department of Economic (and Social) Affairs, the United Nations Commission on Trade and Development, and the Economic Commission for Latin America (and the Caribbean). It also looks closely at the effects of the Latin American debt crisis of the 1980s, the growing strength of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in the 1990s, and the lessons to be drawn from these and other recent developments.

Globalization and the Environment

Greening Global Political Economy
Author: Gabriela Kutting
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791484866
Category: Social Science
Page: 175
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Examines how globalization and the environment are connected issues.

Global Political Economy and the Wealth of Nations

Performance, Institutions, Problems, and Policies
Author: Phillip Anthony O'Hara
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415296533
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 384
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Documents the major processes, performance, institutions, problems and policies associated with global political economy. This book present an analysis of the changing distribution and production of wealth throughout the world, the global technological revolution, and a special study of Asia and Eastern Europe in the world system.

The EU in the Global Political Economy

Author: Finn Laursen
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9789052015545
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 352
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The EU has become an important international actor. Its internal policies often have repercussions far beyond its borders. It is also increasingly becoming a proactive global actor, defending its interests and projecting its norms and values in both bilateral and multilateral external relations. This volume has a special focus on external economic relations and includes chapters on the Euro, trade policy, and competition policy as well as on specific bilateral relationships. The section on relations with industrialized countries deals with the United States, Canada, Russia, Japan and China, while the section on relations with developing countries has chapters on administrative reform, environmental cooperation, Cuba, Central America and Iran. The book thus gives an up-to-date overview of important aspects of the EU's external relations. With a focus on political economy, it traces the continuous interplay of economics and politics that has characterized the EU's development of a fully-fledged foreign policy. What emerges is a picture of a European Union that is better equipped institutionally to deal with economic, rather than political issues.

Contemporary Issues and Debates in EU Policy

The European Union and International Relations
Author: Vassiliki N. Koutrakou
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719064180
Category: Political Science
Page: 287
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the primary purpose of this book is to cast a penetrative look at a broad range of fiercely debated contemporary issues which are shaping the policy-making agenda in international relations, and particularly European affairs, in the early 21st century.

Political Economy and the Changing Global Order

Author: Richard Stubbs,Geoffrey R. D. Underhill
Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195419894
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 492
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Political Economy and the Changing Global Order, Third Edition, introduces undergraduate students to the rapid changes taking place in the global economy. This edited collection from top scholars in political economy examines how the economic global order is unfolding and how it will evolve over the next decade. Features: * Carefully edited so that all chapters are written in a clear and accessible form, with the needs of students in mind * Each contribution was written specifically for this volume * Covers developments at global, national, and regional levels * Examines key issues and trends as well as the changing policies of major state actors * Each chapter is followed by a list of suggested readings and a short list of key websites

Global Politics

Author: Juliet Kaarbo,James Ray
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495802646
Category: Political Science
Page: 608
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Written in clear and accessible prose, GLOBAL POLITICS discusses the major theories of international relations and provides students with the historical background to understand global politics. The new edition is a thorough revision and reflects the latest developments in world events and the study of international relations. The text is organized into five parts: theory and history, states and foreign policy, security relations, economic relations, and global challenges. It focuses on today's most urgent issues, such as international conflict, economic alliances, and terrorism and global security. A theoretical chapter on global politics covers six major perspectives on international relations and clearly explains the premise and significance of each theory. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Political Economy of Renewable Energy and Energy Security

Common Challenges and National Responses in Japan, China and Northern Europe
Author: E. Moe,P. Midford
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137338873
Category: Science
Page: 333
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Bringing together renewable energy and energy security, this book covers both the politics and political economy of renewables and energy security and analyzes renewable technologies in diverse and highly topical countries: Japan, China and Northern Europe.

The Global Political Economy of the Environment and Tourism

Author: Gabriela Kütting
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230246249
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 193
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This title examines how local and global environment-society relations play out in coastal communities dependent on tourism for economic survival. It analyses the consequences of social and economic policies on remote areas and makes a case for studying the role of environmental values in global environmental governance.

Global Health and International Relations

Author: Colin McInnes,Kelley Lee
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745663079
Category: Medical
Page: 200
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The long separation of health and International Relations, as distinct academic fields and policy arenas, has now dramatically changed. Health, concerned with the body, mind and spirit, has traditionally focused on disease and infirmity, whilst International Relations has been dominated by concerns of war, peace and security. Since the 1990s, however, the two fields have increasingly overlapped. How can we explain this shift and what are the implications for the future development of both fields? Colin McInnes and Kelley Lee examine four key intersections between health and International Relations today - foreign policy and health diplomacy, health and the global political economy, global health governance and global health security. The explosion of interest in these subjects has, in large part, been due to "real world" concerns - disease outbreaks, antibiotic resistance, counterfeit drugs and other risks to human health amid the spread of globalisation. Yet the authors contend that it is also important to understand how global health has been socially constructed, shaped in theory and practice by particular interests and normative frameworks. This groundbreaking book encourages readers to step back from problem-solving to ask how global health is being problematized in the first place, why certain agendas and issue areas are prioritised, and what determines the potential solutions put forth to address them? The palpable struggle to better understand the health risks facing a globalized world, and to strengthen collective action to deal with them effectively, begins - they argue - with a more reflexive and critical approach to this rapidly emerging subject.

Crisis in the West and the East

Economic Governance in Times of Challenge
Author: István Benczes (Ed.)
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3944690168
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 228
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At the end of the 1990s and the start of the new millennium, globalisation was the main buzzword in the social sciences; nowadays, however, this role has been taken over by governance. So much so in fact that the term has earned considerable credit outside of the academia, and has become the topic of heated discussions in public debates as well. Globalisation and governance are, nevertheless, not independent from each other. It is a pity that a full-blown crisis, such as the global financial and economic crisis of 2007-2008, was needed to make it painfully evident that the success of globalisation and the design of good governance mutually presuppose one another; one cannot exist without the other. As globalization exists simultaneously on the global, regional and national levels, the same can be said of governance as well. Consequently, this volume focuses on each of these highly interdependent levels and gives a critical account of economic globalization and governance. István Benczes is an Associate Professor at the Department of World Economy, Corvinus University of Budapest (formerly known as the Budapest University of Economic Sciences). Currently, he is a Fulbright Professor at Indiana University, Bloomington, US. He earned his PhD in Political Economy at Central European University, Budapest. His main research interests include the political economy of European economic integration and economic transformation of Central and Eastern Europe. He has been teaching International Political Economy, International Economics, European Economic Governance and Development Economics for more than a decade. His monograph on Trimming the Sails: The Comparative Political Economy of Expansionary Fiscal Consolidations was published by CEU Press.

Forced Migration and Global Politics

Author: Alexander Betts
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444315875
Category: Political Science
Page: 224
View: 9946

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Using real-world examples and in-depth case studies, ForcedMigration and Global Politics systematically appliesInternational Relations theory to explore the internationalpolitics of forced migration. Provides an accessible and thought-provoking introduction tothe main debates and concepts in international relations andexamines their relevance for understanding forced migration Utilizes a wide-range of real-world examples and in-depth casestudies, including the harmonization of EU asylum and immigrationpolicy and the securitization of asylum since 9/11 Explores the relevance of cutting-edge debates in internationalrelations to forced migration

The Diffusion of Power in Global Governance

International Political Economy meets Foucault
Author: S. Guzzini,I. Neumann
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137283556
Category: Political Science
Page: 276
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The study of global governance has often led separate lives within the respective camps of International Political Economy and Foucauldian Studies. Guzzini and Neumann combine these to look at an increasingly global politics with a growing number of agents, recognising the emergence of a global polity.