9780415406833

Global Political Economy and the Wealth of Nations: Performance, Institutions, Problems and Policies

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415406833

  • ISBN10:

    0415406838

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2004-05-10
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

This comprehensive collection documents the major processes, performance, institutions, problems and policies associated with global political economy. For the first time in a single volume, the authors present a detailed analysis of the changing distribution and production of wealth throughout the world, different measures of performance, the global technological revolution, long waves in the world economy and a special study of Asia and Eastern Europe in the world system.

Table of Contents

List of Figures List of Tables
Foreword by Amitava Krishna Dutt
Preface
Notes on Contributors
Introduction
Global Performance and the Wealth of Nations
A Global Economy, Polycentric World or System of Nation States?
Wealth and Welfare of Nations, Continents and Corporations
Uneven Development, Convergence and North-South Interaction Amitava
Recent Perfomance of the Developing East Asian Economies
Transformation to a Market Economy in Eastern Europe, the Former Soviet Union and Asia
Global Institutions and Organizations
Transnational Corporations: Dynamic Structures, Strategies and Processes
Transnational Financial Institutions, Global Financial Flows and the International Monetary Fund
World Trade Organization, Free Trade Areas and the Distribution of Wealth
The Global Gender Division of Labour
Conspicuous Consumption, Fashion and Style in the Global Marketplace
Critical Global and Regional Problems
Financial Crises, Crashes and Speculative Bubbles: The Regulation Imperative in a Critique of Recent Episodes Brenda
Environmental Problems of the World: Global Warming and Biodiversity
World Poverty, Hunger and Disease
Ethnic and Religious Tension in the World: A Political-Economic Perspective
The War on Terrorism, Political-Economic Contradictions and Policy Issues
Governance Issues for the Future
Viability of Government Policies in a Globalized Economy
Viable Policies, Programs and Institutions for the Future
Development Policies for the Twenty-First Century
Index
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