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The Child in International Political Economy

A Place at the Table

By Alison M.S. Watson

Routledge – 2008

Series: RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

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Description

This pioneering volume argues for the inclusion of children, and the structure known as ‘childhood’, as a permanent social category worthy of continued study within the discipline of international political economy (IPE). Fundamentally, and very simply, IPE is concerned with the dynamics of interaction across the economic and political domains; the relationship between the domestic and the international levels of analysis, and the role of the state. This book presents a convincing argument for the discussion of children within each of these areas. This volume:

• provides the first book length examination of the child within IPE

• draws on work from a variety of disciplines

• brings rich analyses to debates about the role of the child in society

Contributing insights that may be fundamental to the development of IPE as a discipline, The Child in International Political Economy will be vital reading to students and scholars of IPE, Childhood Studies, and International Relations.

Contents

Introduction. 1. Children and Their Childhoods 2. A Child in Theory 3. The Labouring Child 4. The Consuming Child 5. The Global Child Conclusion.

Author Bio

Alison M. S. Watson is Senior Lecturer in the School of International Relations, University of St Andrews, UK. Originally trained as an economist, her work now considers the place of children in all aspects of international society, with particular emphasis on issues of agency, rights and representation.

Name: The Child in International Political Economy: A Place at the Table (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Alison M.S. Watson. This pioneering volume argues for the inclusion of children, and the structure known as ‘childhood’, as a permanent social category worthy of continued study within the discipline of international political economy (IPE)...
Categories: Politics & International Relations, International Political Economy, Gender Politics