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International Political Economy : Interests and Institutions in the Global Economy

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Edition:
3rd
ISBN13:

9780321355669

ISBN10:
0321355660
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2008
Publisher(s):
Longman

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Summary

This exciting text provides students with a superior grounding in contemporary international political economy. It emphasizes current scholarship and provides the background in politics, economics, and history that students need to understand the contemporary global economy.

Author Biography

Thomas Oatley is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
International Political Economy
1(16)
What Is International Political Economy?
2(5)
Studying International Political Economy
7(7)
Traditional Schools of International Political Economy
8(3)
Interests and Institutions in International Political Economy
11(3)
The Organization of the Book
14(1)
Conclusion
15(1)
Key Terms
16(1)
Suggestions for Further Reading
16(1)
The WTO and the World Trade System
17(25)
What Is the WTO?
18(3)
A Closer Look: The Doha Round
21(3)
Power and Interests in the World Trade System
24(5)
Hegemonic Power and the Creation of the Postwar Trade System
24(3)
Hegemonic Decline and the World Trade System
27(2)
The Evolving WTO: New Directions, New Challenges
29(2)
Policy Analysis and Debate: Regulating Risk in the World Trade Organization
31(4)
The Greatest Challenge? Regional Trade Arrangements and the WTO
35(4)
Conclusion
39(1)
Key Terms
40(1)
Web Links
40(1)
Suggestions for Further Reading
41(1)
The Political Economy of International Trade Cooperation
42(26)
The Economic Case for Trade
43(12)
The Gains from Trade in Partial Equilibrium
44(5)
The Gains from Trade in General Equilibrium
49(6)
The Politics of Trade Cooperation
55(4)
Policy Analysis and Debate: Fisheries Studies and the WTO
59(1)
The WTO and Trade Cooperation
60(5)
Conclusion
65(1)
Key Terms
66(1)
Web Links
66(1)
Suggestions for Further Reading
67(1)
A Society-Centered Approach to the Politics of Trade
68(23)
Trade Policy Preferences
69(3)
Factor Incomes and Class Conflict
70(2)
Policy Analysis and Debate: Trade Adjustment
72(5)
Sector Incomes and Industry Conflict
74(3)
Organizing Interests: The Collective Action Problem and Trade Policy Demands
77(2)
Political Institutions and Interests in American Trade Politics
79(3)
A Closer Look: Trade Politics in the European Union
82(6)
Conclusion
88(2)
Key Terms
90(1)
Web Links
90(1)
Suggestions for Further Reading
90(1)
A State-Centered Approach to Trade Politics
91(20)
States and Industrial Policy
92(3)
The Infant-Industry Case for Protection
93(2)
A Closer Look: Criticism of the Infant Industry Case for Protection
95(2)
State Strength: The Political Foundation of Industrial Policy
97(2)
Industrial Policy in High-Technology Industries
99(4)
Strategic-Trade Theory
99(4)
Strategic Rivalry in Semiconductors and Commercial Aircraft
103(2)
Policy Analysis and Debate: Government Support of High-Technology Industries
105(3)
Conclusion
108(2)
Key Terms
110(1)
Web Links
110(1)
Suggestions for Further Reading
110(1)
Trade and Development I: Import Substitution Industrialization
111(26)
Domestic Interests, International Pressures, and Protectionist Coalitions
112(6)
The Structuralist Critique: Markets, Trade, and Economic Development
118(5)
Market Imperfections in Developing Countries
118(2)
Market Imperfections in the International Economy
120(3)
Domestic and International Elements of Trade and Development Strategies
123(5)
Import Substitution Industrialization
123(5)
A Closer Look: Import Substitution Industrialization in Brazil
128(4)
Reforming the International Trade System
130(2)
Policy Analysis and Debate: Intellectual Property and the WTO
132(2)
Conclusion
134(1)
Key Terms
135(1)
Web Links
136(1)
Suggestions for Further Reading
136(1)
Trade and Development II: Economic Reform
137(27)
Emerging Problems with Import Substitution Industrialization
138(3)
The East Asian Model
141(8)
Structural Adjustment and the Politics of Reform
149(5)
A Closer Look: Structural Adjustment in Mexico
154(4)
Developing Countries and the WTO
158(3)
Policy Analysis and Debate: Core Labor Standards and the WTO
161(1)
Conclusion
162(1)
Key Terms
163(1)
Web Links
163(1)
Suggestions for Further Reading
163(1)
Multinational Corporations in the Global Economy
164(25)
MNCs in the Global Economy
165(9)
Economic Explanations for MNCs
174(12)
Locational Advantages
175(2)
Market Imperfections
177(3)
Locational Advantages, Market Imperfections, and MNCs
180(2)
MNCs and Host Countries
182(4)
A Closer Look: Singer Sewing Machines in Taiwan
186(1)
Conclusion
187(1)
Key Terms
188(1)
Web Links
188(1)
Suggestions for Further Reading
188(1)
The Politics of Multinational Corporations
189(25)
Regulating MNCs
190(10)
Regulating MNCs in the Developing World
190(4)
Regulating MNCs in the Advanced Industrialized World
194(2)
Bargaining with MNCs
196(4)
A Closer Look: Luring the German Luxury Car Producers to the U.S. South
200(2)
The International Regulation of MNCs
202(6)
A Closer Look: Protecting Investment in NAFTA
208(2)
Policy Analysis and Debate: The Race to the Bottom
210(1)
Conclusion
211(1)
Key Terms
212(1)
Web Links
213(1)
Suggestions for Further Reading
213(1)
The International Monetary System
214(23)
The Economics of Monetary Systems
215(7)
Exchange-Rate Systems
215(2)
The Balance of Payments
217(2)
Balance-of-Payments Adjustment
219(3)
The Rise and Fall of the Bretton Woods System
222(7)
Creating the Bretton Woods System
223(3)
Implementing Bretton Woods: From Dollar Shortage to Dollar Glut
226(3)
A Closer Look: Dollar Overhang and the Confidence Problem
229(5)
The End of Bretton Woods: Crises and Collapse
231(3)
Policy Analysis and Debate: Who Should Adjust?
234(1)
Conclusion
235(1)
Key Terms
236(1)
Web Links
236(1)
Suggestions for Further Reading
236(1)
Contemporary International Monetary Arrangements
237(22)
International Financial Integration
238(3)
A Closer Look: The Unholy Trinity
241(1)
Life Under Floating Exchange Rates
242(5)
Managing Exchange Rates in a World of Mobile Capital
247(4)
Exchange-Rate Cooperation in the European Union
247(3)
Exchange-Rate Cooperation in the Group of 5
250(1)
Policy Analysis and Debate: The Dollar versus the Euro?
251(6)
Speculative Attacks and the Prospect for Exchange-Rate Reform
255(2)
Conclusion
257(1)
Key Terms
258(1)
Web Links
258(1)
Suggestions for Further Reading
258(1)
A Society-Centered Approach to Monetary and Exchange-Rate Policies
259(24)
Electoral Politics, the Keynesian Revolution, and the Trade-off Between Domestic Autonomy and Exchange Rate Stability
260(5)
Society-Based Models of Monetary and Exchange-Rate Politics
265(2)
The Electoral Model of Monetary and Exchange-Rate Politics
266(1)
A Closer Look: Exchange-Rate Arrangements in the OECD
267(11)
The Partisan Model of Monetary and Exchange-Rate Politics
270(4)
The Sectoral Model of Monetary and Exchange-Rate Politics
274(4)
Policy Analysis and Debate: A Strong Dollar or a Weak Dollar?
278(2)
Conclusion
280(1)
Key Terms
281(1)
Web Links
281(1)
Suggestions for Further Reading
281(2)
A State-Centered Approach to Monetary and Exchange-Rate Policies
283(24)
Monetary Policy and Unemployment
284(1)
A Closer Look: The Natural Rate of Unemployment in the United States and the European Union
285(8)
The Time-Consistency Problem
293(2)
Commitment Mechanisms
295(2)
Policy Analysis and Debate: Central-Bank Independence and Democracy
297(5)
Independent Central Banks and Exchange Rates
302(3)
Conclusion
305(1)
Key Terms
305(1)
Web Links
306(1)
Suggestions for Further Reading
306(1)
Developing Countries and International Finance I: The Latin American Debt Crisis
307(27)
Foreign Capital and Economic Development
308(5)
Capital Flows in the Early Postwar Period
313(1)
A Closer Look: The World Bank
314(2)
Commercial Bank Lending and the Origins of the Latin American Debt Crisis
316(5)
Managing the Debt Crisis
321(2)
The Debt Regime
321(2)
A Closer Look: The International Monetary Fund
323(3)
The Sources of Bargaining Power
325(1)
Policy Analysis and Debate: IMF Conditionality
326(3)
The Domestic Politics of Economic Reform
329(3)
Conclusion
332(1)
Key Terms
332(1)
Web Links
333(1)
Suggestions for Further Reading
333(1)
Developing Countries and International Finance II: A Decade of Crises
334(24)
The Asian Financial Crisis
335(9)
Reforming the Crisis Management Regime
344(1)
A Closer Look: Crisis in Argentina
345(3)
Policy Analysis and Debate: Capital Controls
348(2)
The Heavily Indebted Poor Countries
350(5)
Conclusion
355(2)
Key Terms
357(1)
Web Links
357(1)
Suggestions for Further Reading
357(1)
Globalization: Consequences and Controversies
358(27)
The Globalizing World Economy
359(5)
Globalization and Income: Rising Poverty, Widening Inequality?
364(4)
Globalization and ``Sweatshops''
368(5)
Policy Analysis and Debate: Labor Standards in the WTO
373(1)
Trade and the Environment
374(4)
A Closer Look: Environmental Disputes in the WTO
378(3)
Conclusion
381(1)
Key Terms
382(1)
Web Links
383(1)
Suggestions for Further Reading
383(2)
Glossary 385(12)
References 397(24)
Index 421


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