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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

11-20 of 66 results in RIPE Series in Global Political Economy
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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 10th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 4th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 12th 2013 by Routledge

  7. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  8. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  9. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  10. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge