9780230241213

Global Political Economy, 3rd Edition Evolution and Dynamics

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  • ISBN13:

    9780230241213

  • ISBN10:

    0230241212

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/15/2010
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

This is the new third edition of this popular and successful text on the contemporary global political economy and its historical evolution has been systematically revised and updated throughout. The impact of the banking and broader crisis is fully covered and new chapters have been added on security and on theories and methods.

Author Biography

Robert O'Brien holds the LIUNA/Enrico Henry Mancinelli Professorship in Global Labour Issues and is Chair of the Political Science Department at McMaster University, Canada
Marc Williams is Professor of International Relations, University of New South Wales, Australia.

Table of Contents

Introduction
PART I: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES
Approaches to Global Political Economy
Theories and Methods
PART II: EVOLUTION
Forging a World Economy 1400-1800
Industrial Revolution, Pax Britannica and Imperialism
The Twentieth Century: World Wars and the Post-1945 Order
PART III: DYNAMICS
International Trade
Transnational Production
The Global Financial System
Global Division of Labour
Gender
Economic Development
Global Environmental Change
Ideas
Security
Governing the Global Political Economy
Conclusion: Issues in Contemporary GPE Theory

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