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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

21-30 of 62 results in RIPE Series in Global Political Economy
  1. Nation-States and Money

    The Past, Present and Future of National Currencies

    Edited by Emily Gilbert, Eric Helleiner

    Series: RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

    National currencies appear to be threatened from all sides. European Union member countries are due to abandon their national currencies in favour of a supranational currency by the year 2000. Elsewhere, the use of foreign currencies within national economic spaces is on the increase, as shown by...

    Published December 3rd 2012 by Routledge

  2. 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 June 13th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Global Public Policy

    Business and the Countervailing Powers of Civil Society

    Edited by Karsten Ronit

    Series: RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

    We are in a critical period where civil society organizations actively influence business political behaviour, while corporations and business associations are adopting new and flexible strategies aimed at closer contact with civil society. Against the backdrop of such broad reorientations, this...

    Published February 1st 2011 by Routledge

  4. National Currencies and Globalization

    Endangered Specie?

    By Paul Bowles

    Series: RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

    Globalization and money – two concepts inextricably linked. In many ways the speed with which financial resources traverse the globe, the opportunities which this provides for the efficient allocation of resources, the possibilities which this creates for financial crises and traders who act as...

    Published February 1st 2011 by Routledge

  5. Gender and Global Restructuring

    Sightings, Sites and Resistances, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Marianne H. Marchand, Anne Sisson Runyan

    Series: RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

    In this new edition of this best selling text, interdisciplinary feminist experts from around the world provide new analyses of the ongoing relationship between gender and neoliberal globalization under the new imperialism in the post-9/11 context. Divided into Sightings, Sites and Resistances,...

    Published August 3rd 2010 by Routledge

  6. The Transnational Politics of Corporate Governance Regulation

    Edited by Henk Overbeek, Bastiaan van Apeldoorn, Andreas Nölke

    Series: RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

    This ambitious volume explores the politics of recent changes in corporate governance regulation and the transnational forces driving the process. Corporate governance has in the 1990s become a catchphrase of the global business community. The Enron collapse and other recent corporate scandals, as...

    Published July 29th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Governing International Labour Migration

    Current Issues, Challenges and Dilemmas

    Edited by Christina Gabriel, Hélène Pellerin

    Series: RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

    This book offers a critical examination of the way in which the nature and governance of international labour migration is changing within a globalizing environment. It examines how labour mobility and the governance of labour migration are changing by exploring the links between political economy...

    Published July 29th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Conflicts in Environmental Regulation and the Internationalisation of the State

    Contested Terrains

    By Ulrich Brand, Christoph Görg, Joachim Hirsch, Markus Wissen

    Series: RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

    This book examines the global regulation of biodiversity politics through the UN UNConvention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the WTO and other international treaties. Using historical-materialist state and regulation theory, it assesses how the discourse and politics of sustainable development have...

    Published June 9th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Development, Sexual Rights and Global Governance

    By Amy Lind

    Series: RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

    This book addresses how sexual practices and identities are imagined and regulated through development discourses and within institutions of global governance. The underlying premise of this volume is that the global development industry plays a central role in constructing people’s sexual lives,...

    Published May 16th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Cultural Political Economy

    Edited by Jacqueline Best, Matthew Paterson

    Series: RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

    The global political economy is inescapably cultural. Whether we talk about the economic dimensions of the "war on terror", the sub-prime crisis and its aftermath, or the ways in which new information technology has altered practices of production and consumption, it has become increasingly clear...

    Published December 13th 2009 by Routledge