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A complete and accessible overview of how politics and economics collide in a global context

 

This text 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 Economy positions students to critically evaluate the global economy and to appreciate the personal impact of political, economic, and social forces.

 

This text is available in a variety of formats – digital and print. Pearson offers its titles on the devices students love through Pearson’s MyLab products, CourseSmart, Amazon, and more.

 

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  • Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:
  • Understand the theories, institutions, and relationships that characterize international political economy the global economy

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Table of Contents

In this Section:

1. Brief Table of Contents

2. Full Table of Contents

 

1. Brief 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 Mercantilist 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 Structure 

Chapter 10: The Knowledge and Technology Structure 

 

Part III: States and Markets in the Global Economy

Chapter 11: The Development Conundrum: Choices Amidst Constraints 

Chapter 12: 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 and Dilemmas

Chapter 15: The Illicit Global Economy: The Dark Side of Globalization 

Chapter 16: Migration and Tourism: People on the Move 

Chapter 17: Transnational Corporations: The Governance of Foreign Investment 

Chapter 18: Food and Hunger: Market Failure and Injustice 
Chapter 19: The IPE of Energy Resources: Stuck in Transition 

Chapter 20: The Environment: Steering Away from Climate Change and Global Disaster 

 


2. Full Table of Contents

 

Part I: Perspectives on International Political Economy

 

Chapter 1: What is International Political Economy? 
The Darkness on the Edge of Town 
The What, Why, and How of IPE 
Putting the Pieces Together: Globalization, the Financial Crisis, and State-Market-Societal Relations 
Prelude and Conclusion 
Key Terms 
Discussion Questions 
Suggested Readings 
Notes 


Chapter 2: “Laissez-Faire”: The Economic Liberal Perspective 
Roots of the Economic Liberal Perspective 
The Transformation of Liberal Ideas and Policies 
John Stuart Mill and the Evolution of the Liberal Perspective 
John Maynard Keynes and the Great Depression 
The Resurgence of Classical Liberalism 
Reagan, Thatcher, and the Neoliberals 
The 1990s and 2000s: Neoliberalism and Globalization under Attack 
Conclusion 
Key Terms 
Discussion Questions 
Suggested Readings 
Notes 


Chapter 3: Wealth and Power: The Mercantilist Perspective 
Mercantilism as History and Philosophy 
The Entrenchment of Neomercantilism 
LDC Neomercantilist Policies
Neomercantilist Policies Today
Conclusion 
Key Terms 
Discussion Questions 
Suggested Readings 
Notes 


Chapter 4: Economic Determinism and Exploitation: The Structuralist Perspective 
Feudalism, Capitalism, Socialism—Marx’s Theory of History 
Some Specific Contributions of Marx to Structuralism  
Lenin and International Capitalism 
Imperialism and Global World Orders 
Equality or Austerity? Political Economic Lessons from the Great Recession 
Conclusion 
Key Terms 
Discussion Questions 
Suggested Readings 
Notes 


Chapter 5: Alternative Perspectives on International Political Economy 
Constructivism 
Feminist Contributions to IPE 
Conclusion 
Key Terms 
Discussion Questions 
Suggested Readings 
Notes 


Part II: Structures of International Political Economy

Chapter 6: The Production and Trade Structure 
Global Production 
International Trade 
The Three Perspectives on International Trade 
GATT and the Liberal Postwar Trade Structure 
Regional Trade Blocs 
North-South Trade Issues 
Conclusion 
Key Terms 
Discussion Questions 
Suggested Readings 
Notes 


Chapter 7: The International Monetary and Finance Structure 
A Primer on Foreign Exchange 
Three Foreign Exchange Rate Systems 
The IMF and the Balance of Payments 
The Global Financial Crisis: The U.S. Dollar Goes Wobbly 
Structural Management and Alternative Reserve Currencies 
Conclusion 
Key Terms 
Discussion Questions 
Suggested Readings 
Notes 


Chapter 8: International Debt and Financial Crises 
Debt and Its Ramifications
The Debt Crises of the 1980s and Early 1990s 
The Asian Financial Crisis 
The Global Financial Crisis of 2007  
The European Debt Crisis: Is the Dream Over?
Crisis, Choice, and Change 
Conclusion 
Key Terms 
Discussion Questions 
Suggested Readings 
Notes 


Chapter 9: The Global Security Structure 
Realism Lives On: Classical Realists vs. Neorealists 
The Early Cold War Security Structure
The Post-Cold War Configuration of Power
International Organizations 
Conclusion: An Ever Darker Future? 
Key Terms 
Discussion Questions 
Suggested Readings 
Notes 


Chapter 10: The Knowledge and Technology Structure 
The International Knowledge Structure: Actors and Rules 
The IPE of Information, Innovation, and Technology Advancement
The IPE of Intellectual Property Rights 
Conclusion 
Key Terms 
Discussion Questions 
Suggested Readings 
Notes 


Part III: States and Markets in the Global Economy


Chapter 11: The Development Conundrum: Choices Amidst Constraints 
What Are Developing Nations? 
How to Develop?: The IPE Development Strategies 
The East Asian Miracle and Financial Crisis 
Development and Globalization 
Conclusion 
Key Terms 
Discussion Questions 
Suggested Readings 
Notes 


Chapter 12: Toward a More Perfect (European) Union 
The IPE of Integration 
The Community Building Project 
EU Political Institutions
The Financial Debt Crisis in the Eurozone 
Challenges in World Political Economy 
Conclusion 
Key Terms 
Discussion Questions 
Suggested Readings 
Notes 


Chapter 13: Moving into Position: The Rising Powers 
Transitions in the Formerly Communist Countries  
Brazil: The Costs of Success
India: The Other Asian Tiger 
China in Transition: An Analysis of Paradoxes 
Conclusion 
Key Terms 
Discussion Questions 
Suggested Readings 
Notes 


Chapter 14: The Middle East: The Quest for Development and Democracy 
An Overview of the Middle East 
The Middle East’s Historical Legacy 
The Roots of Conflict and Cooperation 
Facing the Global Economy: Integration or Marginalization?  
The Falling Behind Thesis
The Challenge of Democracy 
Conclusion 
Key Terms 
Discussion Questions 
Suggested Readings 
Notes 


Part IV: Transnational Problems and Dilemmas


Chapter 15: The Illicit Global Economy: The Dark Side of Globalization 
The Illicit Economy in Historical Perspective 
The Stakes and the Actors 
Studying the Illicit Economy: Key Findings  
Case Studies in the Illicit Global Economy 
Conclusion 
Key Terms 
Discussion Questions 
Suggested Readings 
Notes 


Chapter 16: Migration and Tourism: People on the Move 
On the Global Fast Track: The IPE of Migration 
Going Mobile: The Political Economy of International Tourism 
Conclusion 
Key Terms 
Discussion Questions 
Suggested Readings 
Notes 


Chapter 17: Transnational Corporations: The Governance of Foreign Investment 
What are TNCs? 
Transnational Corporations in Perspective 
TNCs and Underdevelopment 
How Powerful are TNCs? 
Changing Reactions to Transnational Corporations 
A Global FDI Regime?  
Conclusion 
Key Terms 
Discussion Questions 
Suggested Readings 
Notes 


Chapter 18: Food and Hunger: Market Failure and Injustice 
An IPE of Food and Hunger 
A Brief History of Global Food and Hunger Issues 
An IPE of the Global Food Crisis of 2008 
Conclusion 
Key Terms 
Discussion Questions 
Suggested Readings 
Notes 


Chapter 19: The IPE of Energy Resources: Stuck in Transition 
OPEC Rules 
The 1980s and 1990s: The Iran-Iraq and Persian Gulf Wars 
Stuck in Transition: The Energy Boom and Volatile Markets in the 2000s 
 “Big Oil” Majors: Speculation and Lobbying 
OPEC: A Cartel in Decline? 
Conclusion: Three Forks in the Road 
Key Terms 
Discussion Questions 
Suggested Readings 
Notes 


Chapter 20: The Environment: Steering Away from Climate Change and Global Disaster 
The Widening Scope of Environmental Problems: A Brief History 
The Proliferation of Actors 
The Science and Disputed Facts of Climate Change 
Global Management of Climate Change 
Solutions: A Green IPE? 
A Hybrid Solution: Microenergy Credits 
Conclusion: Plan for a World When There Is No Going Back 
Key Terms 
Discussion Questions 
Suggested Readings 
Notes  



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