Debates in International Political Economy

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2010-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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Debates in International Political Economyorganizes writings by leading scholars and practitioners into debates on current global economic issues. Balancing how international controversies are talked about in academic literature and in the news, the diverse topics and selections in this reader broaden knowledge of international political economy and facilitate critical thinking.Debates in International Political Economynot only covers issues of contemporary and conceptual interest but also helps students take a position on economic affairs that affect their lives.

Author Biography

Thomas Oatley Viewing the global economy as a political competition that produces winners and losers, International Political Economy holistically and accessibly introduces the field of IPE to students with limited background in political theory, history, and economics.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
International Tradep. 1
Trade Deficits Reduce Total Jobs v. Trade Deficits Produce Different Jobsp. 4
"The China Trade Toll"
"The Employment Rationale for Trade Protection"
Retrain Workers v. Redistribute Incomep. 23
"Strengthening Trade Adjustment Assistance"
"A New Deal for Globalization"
Migration Brings Economic Gains v. Migration Reduces Cultural Cohesionp. 46
"The Case for Immigration" David Goodhart, "Too Diverse?"
Free Trade Areas are Stepping Stones v. Free Trade Areas are Stumbling Blocksp. 65
"Free Trade Agreements: Steppingstones to a More Open World"
"Why PTAs Are a Pox on the World Trading System"
The World Trade Organization Undermines Environmental Regulation v. The World Trade Organization Is Greeningp. 92
"The WTO's Environmental Impact"
"The Greening of the WTO"
Multinational Corporationsp. 121
Sweatshop Regulation is Counterrproductive v. Governments must Regulate Sweatshopsp. 123
"In Praise of Cheap Labor: Bad Jobs at Bad Wages Are Better than No Jobs at All"
"Why Economists Are Wrong about Sweatshops and the Antisweatshop Movement"
The Multinational Corporation Race to the Bottom v. The Myth of the Multinational Corporation race to the Bottomp. 148
"Multinational Enterprises and the Prospects for Justice"
"Bottom Feeders"
Sovereign Wealth Funds Threaten U.S. Interests V. Sovereign Wealth Funds Do not Threaten U.S. Interestsp. 176
"Sovereign Wealth Funds, Oil, and the New World Economic Order"
"The Rise of Sovereign Wealth Funds: Impacts on U.S. Foreign Policy and Economic Interests"
International Monetary Issuesp. 201
The Euro Will Supplant The Dollar as the World's Reserve Currency v. The Dollar Will Remain the World's Reserve Currencyp. 203
"The Euro's Big Chance"
"A One-and-a-half Currency System"
China Must Revalue to Correct Global Imbalances v. Chinese Revaluation Will not Correct Global Imbalancesp. 225
"The Dollar and the Renminbi"
"Reconsidering Revaluation: The Wrong Approach to the U.S. -Chinese Trade Imbalance"
Developing Countries in the Global Economyp. 243
Trade Promotes Growth V. Trade Does not Promote Growthp. 245
"Spreading the Wealth"
"Trading in Illusions"
Foreign Aid Promotes Development v. Foreign Aid is Ineffectivep. 266
"Eyes Wide Open: On the Targeted Use of Foreign Aid"
"The Cartel of Good Intentions"
Close Capital Accounts v. Liberalize Capital Flowsp. 285
"A Capital Myth"
"A Capital Idea"
Globalization and Global Governancep. 299
The World Trade Organization Lacks Legitimacy v. The World Trade Organization is Legitimatep. 301
"The World Trade Organization's Legitimacy Crisis"
"WTO 2002: Imaginary Crisis, Real Problems"
Governments Must Regulate Multinational Corporations v. Multinational Corporations can Regulate Themselvesp. 343
"Needed: A Global Business Code of Conduct"
"The NGO-Industrial Complex"
Common V. New Regulations for International Financep. 360
"The New International Financial Architecture Requires Better Governance"
"Not a New Bretton Woods but a New Bretton Woods Process"
Creditsp. 371
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