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Global Political Economy: Evolution and Dynamics
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GLOBAL POLITICAL ECONOMY: EVOLUTION AND DYNAMICS

PAPERBACK BY O'BRIEN, ROBERT; WILLIAMS, MARC

£33.99

ISBN
9781137523112
IMPRINT
PALGRAVE
 
 
EDITION
5TH ED. 2016
PUBLISHER
PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
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IN STOCK
FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
376 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
13 APR 2016

DESCRIPTION

This fully revised fifth edition continues to offer the authoritative introduction to today's global political economy and its historical context. O'Brien and Williams move beyond the traditional three-paradigm perspective to show how these theories can be applied and their efficacy in tackling key developments and issues. In doing so, the authors offer an all-encompassing analysis of the multiple theories, themes, and issues to create a comprehensive guide to the topic. The authors first trace the evolution of the global economy from its roots in fifteenth century through the Industrial Revolution, to the post-1945 world order. They then proceed to explore in more detail the dynamics of today's global political economy, providing systematic coverage of the key spheres of activity, from trade, production and finance to social divisions, development, the environment, ideas, security and governance. This edition includes new material on the Greek financial crisis and the changing role of the BRICS countries in global governance, as these developments upset the dominance of the US and Europe in the world economy today. Supported by multiple boxed exhibits, further reading links, and a fully-featured companion website, this text is designed to be as accessible as possible. Online, students will find essay and multiple choice questions, podcasts and videos, timelines, and other materials to help consolidate learning.

CONTENTS

Introduction.- PART I: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES.- 1. Theories of Global Political Economy.- 2. International Political Economy and Its Methods.- PART II: EVOLUTION.- 3. Forging a World Economy 1400-1800.- 4. Industry, Empire and War 1800-1945.- 5. Growing a Global Economy 1945-2015.- PART III: DYNAMICS.- 6. International Trade.- 7. Transnational Production.- 8. The Global Financial System.- 9. Global Division of Labour.- 10. Gender.- 11. Economic Development.- 12. Global Environmental Change.- 13. Ideas.- 14. Security.- 15. Governing the Global Political Economy.- Conclusion.