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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 63 results in RIPE Series in Global Political Economy
  1. 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

  2. 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

    Many scholars have contributed to ongoing debates about the competition between the dollar and the euro for global monetary dominance. Few have added as much value as Miguel Otero-Iglesias with his systematic and original survey of the views of financial elites in major emerging market economies....

    Published September 9th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. The International Political Economy of Transition

    By Stuart Shields

    Series: RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

    Shortlisted for the 2013 BISA IPEG Book Prize, this book explores how Eastern Europe’s post-communist transition can only be understood as part of a broader interrogation of neoliberal hegemony in the global political economy, and provides a detailed historical account of the emergence of...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Political Economy of Global Capitalism and Crisis

    By Bill Dunn

    Series: RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

    The book provides a theoretically and historically informed analysis of the global economic crisis. It makes original contributions to theories of value, of crisis and of the state and uses these to develop a rich empirical study of the changing character of capitalism in the twentieth century and...

    Published March 19th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Southern Cone Model

    The Political Economy of Regional Capitalist Development in Latin America

    By Nicola Phillips

    Series: RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

    Developing an original blend of perspectives from the fields of international and comparative political economy, this book presents an innovative and in-depth account of the contemporary political economy of the southern cone of Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay.It...

    Published February 28th 2014 by Routledge