For over a quarter of a century, the author has ventured systematically into the emerging field of international political economy, an area traditionally dominated by political scientists. Crossing Frontiers - the title refers both to national and disciplinary boundaries - brings together for the first time a dozen of his essays. These essays exhibit a pragmatism, a preference for practical applications over abstract theory, and a willingness to face the complexity of the real world rather than adopt simplifying assumptions.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Actor behaviour in international economic relations - the state as unitary actor: foreign economic policy - some general principles of analysis; United States monetary policy and economic nationalism. Part 2 Adding the domestic dimension - the United States: international debt and linkage strategies - some foreign-policy implications for the United States; the revolution in Atlantic economic relations - a bargain comes unstuck; an explosion in the kitchen? US economic relations with other advanced industrial states. Part 3 Adding the domestic dimension - examples from Europe: Britain's decision to join the Common Market; Europe's money, America's problem; European financial integration and national banking interests. Part 4 Issues of systemic organization and management: the political economy of monetary reform today; balance-of-payments financing - evolution of a regime; toward a general theory of imperialism.