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This fifth edition of a comprehensive and popular text on global political economy has been systematically updated and revised to take account of all recent developments, including the changing role of the BRICS and the impact of financial crisis on the global political system.
Robert O'Brien is Professor of Political Science at McMaster University, Canada. He has published books and articles on the subjects of international trade, global labour issues, social movements and international economic institutions, global social policy.
Marc Williams is Professor of International Relations, at The University of New South Wales, Australia. His research focuses on global environmental politics, social movements, and global economic governance.
Table of 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