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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 62 results in RIPE Series in Global Political Economy
  1. 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 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 27th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Transnational Financial Regulation after the Crisis

    Edited by Tony Porter

    Series: RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

    The global financial crisis that began in 2007 was the most destructive since the 1930s. The rapid spread of the crisis across borders and the complexity of these cross-border linkages highlighted the importance for authorities of working together in responding to the crisis. This book examines...

    Published February 9th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The State of Copyright

    The complex relationships of cultural creation in a globalized world

    By Debora Halbert

    Series: RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

    This book seeks to make an intervention into the ongoing debate about the scope and intensity of global copyright laws. While mapping out the primary actors in the context of globalization and the modern political economy of information ownership, the argument is made that alternatives to further...

    Published February 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Global Citizenship and the Legacy of Empire

    Marketing Development

    By April Biccum

    Series: RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

    This book investigates the parallels between mainstream development discourse and colonial discourse as theorized in the work of Homi Bhabha, Gayatri Spivak and Edward Said. Aiming to repoliticize post-colonial theory by applying its understandings to contemporary political discourses, author April...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  9. The Making of Modern Finance

    Liberal Governance and the Gold Standard

    By Samuel Knafo

    Series: RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

    The Making of Modern Finance is a path-breaking study of the construction of liberal financial governance and demonstrates how complex forms of control by the state profoundly transformed the nature of modern finance. Challenging dominant theoretical conceptions of liberal financial governance in...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Cosmopolitanism and Global Financial Reform

    A Pragmatic Approach to the Tobin Tax

    By James Brassett

    Series: RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

    Acknowledgement of the ethical dimension of global finance is commonplace in the wake of financial crises. The sub-prime crisis and ensuing credit crunch are only the latest in a long run of global financial crises that wreak social havoc and force us to consider alternative possibilities for...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge