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RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

Series Editor: Jacqueline Best, Ian Bruff, Paul Langley, Anna Leander

The RIPE Series in Global Political Economy is a new forum for book-length contributions to current debates in IPE, for both specialists and a more general audience. The series will cover central topics in IPE as well as present innovative analyses of emerging issues in the global political economy. It aims for a broad range of perspectives in terms of theoretical orientation, geographic focus, and authors' country or region of origin, and to:

  • present books that transcend state-centred analysis and discourse
  • focus on the transnational/global character of the world political economy
  • provide relatively short, books which are designed to make key areas in IPE accessible to upper level under-graduate/graduate students and non-specialist audiences
  • publish major new contributions to the IPE literature for IPE specialists.

New and Published Books

1-10 of 65 results in RIPE Series in Global Political Economy
  1. Asymmetric Crisis in Europe and Possible Futures

    Critical Political Economy and Post-Keynesian Perspectives

    Edited by Johannes Jäger, Elisabeth Springler

    Series: RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

    The crisis in Europe is often discussed as a crisis of European integration or a crisis of national economies within Europe. Both the ‘methodological Europeanism’ and ‘methodological nationalism’ miss out the important links between economic and political processes at different spatial scales...

    Published April 14th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Fringe Finance

    Crossing and Contesting the Borders of Global Capital

    By Rob Aitken

    Series: RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

    The most recent conversations about financial instability in International Political Economy have addressed the ongoing financial spasms of the past five years; a global financial spasm unleashed by the 2008 subprime debacle, ongoing Eurozone instability, and general price volatility in securities...

    Published February 19th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Global Political Economy of Trade Protectionism and Liberalization

    Trade Reform and Economic Adjustment in Textiles and Clothing

    By Tony Heron

    Series: RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

    Given the widely-accepted premise that free trade is the best means of maximising overall societal welfare, why has it proven so difficult to achieve in certain industries? This book tackles arguably the most perennial and deep-rooted of all questions in political economy, and questions the...

    Published November 28th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Debtfare States and the Poverty Industry

    Money, Discipline and the Surplus Population

    By Susanne Soederberg

    Series: RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

    Under the rubric of ‘financial inclusion’, lending to the poor –in both the global North and global South –has become a highly lucrative and rapidly expanding industry since the 1990s. A key inquiry of this book is what is ‘the financial’ in which the poor are asked to join. Instead of embracing...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Euro, The Dollar and the Global Financial Crisis

    Currency challenges seen from emerging markets

    By Miguel Otero-Iglesias

    Series: RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

    This book analyses how financial elites in key dollar-holding emerging markets perceive the contest between the euro and the dollar for global currency status. It also assesses how far the Eurozone has gone in challenging US hegemony in monetary affairs through the prism of these elites. Drawing on...

    Published September 9th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Global Capitalism

    Selected Essays

    By Hugo Radice

    Series: RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

    The essays in this volume were published across the 1984-2011 period, and range across a variety of topics and approaches to investigate the changing nature of global capitalism as a social order. As such, they are a valuable and instructive account of the evolution of global capitalism and of the...

    Published August 12th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Politics of European Competition Regulation

    A Critical Political Economy Perspective

    By Hubert Buch-Hansen, Angela Wigger

    Series: RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

    The Politics of European Competition Regulation provides an original and theoretically informed account of the political power struggles that have shaped the evolution of European competition regulation over the past six decades. Applying a critical political economy perspective, this book...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Variegated Neoliberalism

    EU varieties of capitalism and International Political Economy

    By Huw Macartney

    Series: RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

    We know from the cost of the 2007-09 crisis that transnational finance does not operate in a realm removed from our everyday lives. Variegated Neoliberalism explains why its inequalities persist and how they undermine more social-minded policies towards finance in the EU. The book suggests that...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  9. A Critical History of the Economy

    On the birth of the national and international economies

    By Ryan Walter

    Series: RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

    Drawing on recent debates in critical International Political Economy, this book mobilizes the idea that the economy does not exist separately from society and politics to develop a detailed intellectual history of how the economy came to be seen as an independent domain. In contrast to typical...

    Published July 4th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Capitalist Restructuring, Globalization and the Third Way

    Lessons from the Swedish Model

    By J. Magnus Ryner

    Series: RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

    This book addresses the contemporary debate about the 'third way' in European social democracy, by analysing the exemplar case of social democracy - 'the Swedish model' - this book challenges the recent 'third way' perspective. The author argues strongly against the widely held belief that the...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge