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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

11-20 of 62 results in RIPE Series in Global Political Economy
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. The Child in International Political Economy

    A Place at the Table

    By Alison M.S. Watson

    Series: RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

    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...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  6. The Political Economy of Global Remittances

    Gender, Governmentality and Neoliberalism

    By Rahel Kunz

    Series: RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

    Over the last decade, a new phenomenon has emerged within the international community: the Global Remittances Trend (GRT). Thereby, government institutions, international (financial) organisations, NGOs and private sector actors have become interested in migration and remittances and their...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  7. World Financial Orders

    An Historical International Political Economy

    By Paul Langley

    Series: RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

    World Financial Orders challenges the predominance of neo-liberalism as a mode of knowledge about contemporary world finance, and claims that it neglects the social and political bases as well as the malign consequences of change. He looks to the field of International Political Economy (IPE) to...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Rethinking Global Political Economy

    Emerging Issues, Unfolding Odysseys

    Edited by Kurt Burch, Robert A. Denemark, Kenneth P. Thomas, Mary Ann Tétreault

    Series: RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

    Rethinking Global Political Economy contains incisive analysis of history, linguistics, class, culture, empirical data and normative concerns. This important volume presents innovative approaches to fundamental issues in global political economy. Together they provide multiple arguments and avenues...

    Published October 24th 2013 by Routledge

  9. The Capitalist Mode of Power

    Critical Engagements with the Power Theory of Value

    Edited by Tim Di Muzio

    Series: RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

    This edited volume offers the first critical engagement with one of the most provocative and controversial theories in political economy: the thesis that capital can be theorized as power and that capital is finance and only finance. The book also includes a detailed introduction to this novel...

    Published August 5th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Transnational Financial Associations and the Governance of Global Finance

    Assembling Wealth and Power

    By Heather McKeen-Edwards, Tony Porter

    Series: RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

    The role of business in global governance is now widely recognized, but exploration of its role in global financial governance has been more haphazard than systematic. This book provides the first comprehensive analysis of the role of transnational financial associations (TFAs) in the organization...

    Published February 3rd 2013 by Routledge