Reflections on Neoliberalism and Development
Neoliberalism has been at the centre of enormous controversy since its first appearance in Latin America in the early 1970s. Even neoliberalism’s strongest supporters concede that it has not lived up to its promises and that growth, poverty, and inequality all have performed considerably worse than...
Published December 7th 2010 by Routledge
Debating the Past, Present and Future
The book gathers together a set of lively, provocative essays by leading voices in International Political Economy to debate the evolution of the field, its current state and its future directions. Prompted by recent commentaries on the existence of a ‘transatlantic divide’ in IPE between an ‘...
Published September 22nd 2010 by Routledge
Institutional Evolution of Market and State
Policy debates are often grounded within the conceptual confines of a state-market dichotomy, as though the two existed in complete isolation. In this innovative text, Marc Allen Eisner portrays the state and the market as inextricably linked, exploring the variety of institutions subsumed by the...
Published August 15th 2010 by Routledge
IPE as a Global Conversation
The study of the International Political Economy (IPE), like the IPE itself, is plural and unbounded. Despite what partisans sometimes say, rather than there being ‘one way’ of studying the IPE that is the ‘right way’, we find across the world great variation in IPE scholarship in terms of focus,...
Published June 3rd 2010 by Routledge
The global political economy is inescapably cultural. Whether we talk about the economic dimensions of the "war on terror", the sub-prime crisis and its aftermath, or the ways in which new information technology has altered practices of production and consumption, it has become increasingly clear...
Published December 13th 2009 by Routledge
A Study of Order and Creorder
Conventional theories of capitalism are mired in a deep crisis: after centuries of debate, they are still unable to tell us what capital is. Liberals and Marxists both think of capital as an ‘economic’ entity that they count in universal units of ‘utils’ or ‘abstract labour’, respectively. But...
Published May 21st 2009 by Routledge
Contrasting World Views
This textbook is the perfect short introduction to the fundamental theories and issues of international political economy (IPE). Written in a concise and accessible style, the text equips students with the necessary skills and knowledge to understand this complex and fascinating area. Engaging...
Published July 17th 2008 by Routledge
From Reconstruction to Development to Equity
Series: Global Institutions
The World Bank is one of the most important and least understood major international institutions. This book provides a concise, accessible and comprehensive overview of the World Bank's history, development, structure, functionality and activities. These themes are illustrated with a...
Published January 30th 2008 by Routledge
Benjamin J. Cohen has been one of the most original and influential writers on international political economy. This book provides an overview of his contribution to the field, grouped around the central theme of global monetary governance. The book is divided into three sections: challenges to...
Published December 5th 2007 by Routledge
Power, Principles and Leadership
This book develops a new theoretical approach to understanding the role of leadership in trade negotiations. By examining in detail the key role of leadership in the GATT/WTO system, it offers new insights into trade bargaining from the inception of the GATT through to the current WTO Doha...
Published October 3rd 2007 by Routledge
Markets as Institutions
The Political Economy Reader combines in a single volume core writings on political economy from four social science disciplines: economics, political science, sociology, and history. Arguing that markets should be viewed as institutions that are deeply embedded in politics and society, editors...
Published September 10th 2007 by Routledge
Law, Economics, and Politics
Series: Global Institutions
The World Trade Organization (WTO) is one of the most important international organizations in existence today. It contains a set of disciplines that affect the ability of governments to impose trade restrictions, and has helped to support the steady expansion of international trade since the 1950s...
Published June 13th 2007 by Routledge
A concise and highly informative overview of the major intellectual debates within the field of political economy over the last decade. Each chapter provides a review of a key area written by a distinguished expert in the field. A comprehensive introduction locates these...
Published June 14th 2006 by Routledge