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.
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