International Political Economy: Debating the Past, Present and Future

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  • Copyright: 2010-10-29
  • Publisher: Routledge

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What is International Political Economy (IPE)? Is there a divide between IPE in the United States and IPE in Britain, Canada and the rest of the world? Can the divisions between traditions informed by quantitative political science and political theory be bridged?This book is essential reading for anyone interested in the cutting edge debates in contemporary international political economy. It features contributions from the most influential scholars in the field from North America, Canada and the UK who debate the most important issues in the field including:The transatlantic divide in IPEThe methodological debatesTensions between political and economic interpretationsThe challenges of pluralismWhat IPE can say about the financial crisis

Author Biography

Nicola Phillips is Professor of Political Economy and Director of the Political Economy Institute at the University of Manchester, and editor-in-chief of the journal New Political Economy (Routledge). Catherine E. Weaver is Associate Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and Distinguished Scholar and Research Coordinator at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas at Austin. She is co-editor of the journal Review of International Political Economy (Routledge).

Table of Contents

Notes on contributorsp. viii
Introduction: debating the divide - reflections on the past, present and future of international political economyp. 1
Perspectives on the 'American school' of IPEp. 9
The American school of IPEp. 11
The old IPE and the newp. 35
TRIPs across the Atlantic: theory and epistemology in IPEp. 45
Ontology, methodology, and causation in the American school of international political economyp. 53
Of intellectual monocultures and the study of IPEp. 64
The slow death of pluralismp. 74
The 'American' school of IPE? A dissenting viewp. 83
Beware what you wish for: lessons for international political economy from the transformation of economicsp. 92
Mid-Atlantic: sitting on the knife's sharp edgep. 105
Perspectives on the 'British school' of IPEp. 117
The'British school' in the global contextp. 119
Torn between two lovers? Caught in the middle of British and American IPEp. 133
IPE's split brainp. 141
Political economy, the 'US School', and the manifest destiny of everyone elsep. 150
Do the Left-Out matter?p. 160
Pluralist IPE: a view from outside the 'schools'p. 169
Division and dialogue in Anglo-American IPE: a reluctant Canadian viewp. 178
The proof of the pudding is in the eating: IPE in light of the crisis of 2007/8p. 185
The future of IPEp. 195
Mantras, bridges and benchmarks: assessing the future of IPEp. 197
The second crisis in IPE theoryp. 203
The gift of skepticism and the future of IPEp. 210
The richness and diversity of critical IPE perspectives: moving beyond the debate on the 'British school'p. 215
The global financial crisis: lessons and opportunities for international political economyp. 223
Toward a new consensus: from denial to acceptancep. 231
Referencesp. 240
Indexp. 257
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