9780205791385

Introduction to International Political Economy

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205791385

  • ISBN10:

    0205791387

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/22/2010
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Summary

Updated in a new 5 th edition, this book offers a complete and accessible overview of how politics and economics collide in a global context. It surveys the theories, institutions, and relationships that characterize IPE and highlights them in a diverse range of regional and transnational issues. The bestseller in the field,Introduction to International Political Economypositions readers to critically evaluate the global economy and to appreciate the personal impact of political, economic, and social forces.

Author Biography

David Balaam is Professor Emeritus of International Political Economy at the University of Puget Sound.

 

Bradford Dillman is Associate Professor of International Political Economy at the University of Puget Sound.

Table of Contents

PART I. PERSPECTIVES ON INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY

Chapter 1. What Is International Political Economy?

Chapter 2.  "Laissez-Faire":The Economic Liberal Perspective

Chapter 3. Wealth and Power: The Mercantalist Perspective

Chapter 4. Economic Determinism and Exploitation: The Structuralist Perspective

Chapter 5. Alternative Perspectives on International Political Economy

 

PART II. STRUCTURES OF INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY

Chapter 6. The Production and Trade Structure

Chapter 7. The International Monetary and Finance Structure

Chapter 8. International Debt and Financial Crises

Chapter 9. The Global Security Strcuture

Chapter 10. The Knowledge and Technology Structure

 

PART III. STATES AND MARKETS

Chapter 11. The Development Conundrum: Choice Amidst Constraints

Chapter 12. Regionalism: Toward a More Perfect (European) Union

Chapter 13. Moving into Position: The Rising Powers

Chapter 14. The Middle East: The Quest for Development and Democracy

 

PART IV. TRANSNATIONAL PROBLEMS

Chapter 16. The Illicit Global Economy: The Dark Side of Globalization

Chapter 17. Migration and Tourism: People on the Move

Chapter 18. Transnational Corporations: The Governance of Foreign Investment

Chapter 19. Food and Hunger: Market Failure and Injsutice

Chapter 20. Oil and Energy: Dependency and Resources Curses

Chapter 21. The Environment: Steering Away from Global Disaster

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