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RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

Series Editor: Jacqueline Best, James Brassett, Susanne Soederberg, Eleni Tsingou

For almost two decades now, the RIPE Series published by Routledge has been an essential forum for cutting-edge scholarship in International Political Economy. The series brings together new and established scholars working in critical, cultural and constructivist political economy. Books in the RIPE Series typically combine an innovative contribution to theoretical debates with rigorous empirical analysis.

The RIPE Series seeks to cultivate:

  • Field-defining theoretical advances in International Political Economy
  • Novel treatments of key issue areas, both historical and contemporary, such as global finance, trade, and production
  • Analyses that explore the political economic dimensions of relatively neglected topics, such as the environment, gender relations, and migration
  • Accessible work that will inspire advanced undergraduates and graduate students in International Political Economy.

James Brassett – Warwick

Eleni Tsingou – Copenhagen Business School

Susanne Soederberg – Queen’s

Jacqueline Best – Ottawa

New and Published Books

1-10 of 67 results in RIPE Series in Global Political Economy
  1. Hybrid Rule and State Formation

    Public-Private Power in the 21st Century

    Edited by Shelley Hurt, Ronnie Lipschutz

    Series: RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

    Neoliberalism has been the reigning ideology of our era. For the past four decades, almost every real-world event of any consequence has been traced to the supposedly omnipresent influence of neoliberalism. Instead, this book argues that states across the world have actually grown in scope and...

    Published June 26th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Transnational Capitalism and the Struggle over European Integration

    By Bastiaan van Apeldoorn

    Series: RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

    This book presents an analysis of the transnational social forces in the making of a new European socio-economic order that emerged out of the European integration process during the 1980s and 1990s. Arguing that the political economy of European integration must be put within the context of a...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  3. 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 April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  4. 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 April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  5. 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 April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Debtfare States and the Poverty Industry

    Money, Discipline and the Surplus Population

    By Susanne Soederberg

    Series: RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

    Shortlisted for the BISA IPEG Prize 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...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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

  10. 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