Global political economy : evolution and dynamics
by
 
O'Brien, Robert, 1963- author.

Title
Global political economy : evolution and dynamics

Author
O'Brien, Robert, 1963- author.

ISBN
9781137287366
 
9781137287373

Personal Author
O'Brien, Robert, 1963- author.

Edition
4th edition.

Physical Description
xv, 340 pages ; 25 cm

Contents
Machine generated contents note: pt. 1 Theoretical Perspectives -- 1. Theories of Global Political Economy -- Understanding the Global Political Economy -- The Economic Nationalist Perspective -- Key actors -- Key dynamics -- Conflict and cooperation -- Economic nationalism today -- The Liberal Perspective -- Key actors -- Key dynamics -- Conflict and cooperation -- Liberalism today -- The Critical Perspective -- Key actors -- Key dynamics -- Conflict and cooperation -- Critical theory today -- Contending Perspectives: A Summary -- Further Reading -- 2. International Political Economy and its Methods -- Locating the Field -- Economics -- Political science -- Political economy -- International relations -- Methodological Issues -- Case studies and large n studies -- Rational choice -- Institutionalism -- Constructivism -- Trends in Contemporary GPE Theory -- Consolidation -- Integration -- Expansion -- Approach of the Book -- Further Reading -- pt. 2 Evolution.
 
Contents note continued: 3. Forging a World Economy: 1400-1800 -- Regions of the World Economy -- The Middle East -- China -- India -- Africa -- The Americas -- Europe -- European Expansion -- Into the Americas -- Along Africa: the triangular trade -- On the peripheries of Asia -- Conclusion -- Further Reading -- 4. Industry, Empire and War: 1800-1945 -- The Industrial Revolution -- What was the Industrial Revolution? -- Why Britain? Why then? -- What did the others do? -- Pax Britannica -- The gold standard and capital flows -- Free trade -- Balance of power -- Renewed Imperialism -- War and Economic Disorder -- The world wars -- Interwar economic failure -- Conclusion -- Further Reading -- 5. Growing a Global Economy: 1945-2010 -- The Cold War Era: 1945-89 -- The US-led Western political economy -- The communist political economy -- The southern political economy -- The Post-Cold War Era: 1990-2010 -- Competing capitalisms and state transformation -- The information revolution.
 
Contents note continued: International organizations and governance -- Conclusion -- Further Reading -- pt. 3 Dynamics -- 6. International Trade -- Definitions -- Theoretical Perspectives: Free Trade and Protectionism -- Proponents of free trade -- Critics of free trade -- Major Developments -- Growth and protectionism -- Changing institutional arrangements -- Key Issues -- Developing country interests -- Regional trade agreements -- Legitimacy -- Conclusion -- Further Reading -- 7. Transnational Production -- Definitions -- Theoretical Perspectives: Explaining the Growth of TNCs -- Major Developments -- The globalization of production -- Changing organizational principles -- Key Issues -- Re-evaluating the benefits of FDI -- State-firm interactions -- Regulating capital -- Conclusion -- Further Reading -- 8. The Global Financial System -- Definitions and Background -- Theoretical Perspectives: The Mundell-Fleming Model -- Major Developments.
 
Contents note continued: IMS: from fixed to floating and regional currencies -- Credit: financial innovation and repeated crises -- Key Issues -- Global credit crisis -- Future of the US dollar -- The European sovereign debt and euro crisis -- Conclusion -- Further Reading -- 9. Global Division of Labour -- Definitions -- Theoretical Perspectives: Adam Smith and his Critics -- Major Developments -- Changes in the production process -- From the new international to the global division of labour -- Key Issues -- Global restructuring: the rise of China and India -- The struggle for workers' rights in a global economy -- The division of labour and global stability -- Conclusion -- Further Reading -- 10. Gender -- Definitions and Background -- Theoretical Perspectives: GPE as if Gender Mattered -- Major Developments -- Women in the world economy: employment trends and prospects -- Gender and global public policy -- Key Issues -- The feminization of poverty.
 
Contents note continued: Globalization of reproductive work -- Gender and global restructuring -- Conclusion -- Further Reading -- 11. Economic Development -- Definitions -- Theoretical Perspectives on Growth and Development -- Major Developments -- Development and national capitalism, 1947-81 -- Development, neoliberalism and beyond, 1982-2009 -- Key Issues -- The organization of development -- Debt and debt relief -- North-South conflict -- Conclusion -- Further Reading -- 12. Global Environmental Change -- Definitions and Background -- Theoretical Perspectives: IPE and Environmental Studies -- IPE debates -- Environmental studies' debates -- Major Developments -- Bringing the environment in -- Mainstreaming environmentalism -- Key Issues -- Sustainable development -- Trade and environmental degradation -- Climate change negotiations -- Conclusion -- Further Reading -- 13. Ideas -- Definitions -- Theoretical Perspectives: Ideas about Ideas -- Major Developments.
 
Contents note continued: The information revolution and the information society -- The rise and stall of the Washington Consensus -- Key Issues -- Technological diffusion -- Property rights and life (HIV/AIDS) -- Ideas, interests and the global financial crisis -- Conclusion -- Further Reading -- 14. Security -- Definitions: Three Views of Security -- The traditional state-centric approach -- New security studies -- Human security -- Theoretical Perspectives: Integrating Security and Political Economy -- Major Developments -- The Cold War security structure -- The post-Cold War security structure -- Key Issues -- Economic statecraft and security -- Transnational crime -- Disease, pandemics and security -- Conclusion -- Further Reading -- 15. Governing the Global Political Economy -- Definitions -- Theoretical Perspectives: Whither the State? -- Major Developments -- Proliferation of governance levels -- Proliferation of actors -- The Global Compact.
 
Contents note continued: Twenty-first-century Challenges -- Development and growth -- Equality and justice -- Democracy and regulation -- Conclusion -- Further Reading.

Subject Term
International economic relations -- History.
 
International trade -- History.
 
International finance -- History.
 
International division of labor -- History.
 
International business enterprises -- History.
 
Corporate governance -- History.
 
Globalization -- Economic aspects -- History.
 
Globalization -- Environmental aspects -- History.
 
Economic development -- History.
 
Economic history.

Added Author
Williams, Marc,


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