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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

£32.99

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

DESCRIPTION

The landscape of the world economy has been significantly reshaped in recent years. The global economic crisis revealed the fragile foundations of the international financial system, and, in its wake, dynamics of economic power have considerably adjusted. In the fifth edition of this best-selling text, these developments are incorporated into a comprehensive introduction to the global political economy. It takes full account of the emergence of China as a contender to the predominance of the US, of the changing role of the BRICS economies more generally, and of the on-going problems of the European Union, and especially the eurozone.While incorporating the latest developments, Global Political Economy continues to provide a historically-grounded account. It traces the evolution of the global economy, from its roots in the 15th century, through the Industrial Revolution, to the post-1945 world order. It then explores in detail the dynamics of global political economy in the 21st century, providing systematic coverage of the key spheres of activity - trade, production, finance, labour, gender, development, the environment, ideas, security and governance. Lucid, engaging and authoritative, Global Political Economy introduces an unusually wide range of theoretical approaches, moving beyond a traditional three-paradigm perspective to show how these theories can be applied and how useful they are for understanding key issues and developments.

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.