1st Edition

International Political Economy

Edited By Benjamin J. Cohen
    1784 Pages
    by Routledge

    International Political Economy is a thriving interdisciplinary area of study and research based on the combined insights of international economics and international relations theory. It has become one of the fastest growing fields of study in the social sciences, and this new title in the Routledge series, Critical Concepts in Political Science, meets the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of the subject’s already vast literature and the continuing expansion of research output. Edited by Benjamin J. Cohen, a prominent scholar in the field, it is a four-volume collection of classic and key contemporary contributions to the political economy of global economics.

    The first of the four volumes concentrates on theory, encompassing the full range of conceptual and analytical perspectives that characterize this diverse field of study. The second and third volumes address core structural elements of the world economy while a variety of contemporary policy challenges is taken up in the fourth volume, including problems of economic development, security and conflict, and the environment.

    With a comprehensive introduction newly written by the editor, which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context, International Political Economy is an essential work of reference. Researchers, teachers, and students will value the collection as a vital one-stop scholarly and pedagogic resource.



    Modern Origins

    1. Susan Strange, ‘International Economics and International Relations: A Case of Mutual Neglect’, International Affairs, 1970, 46, 2, 304–15.

    2. Joseph S. Nye, Jr. and Robert O. Keohane, ‘Transnational Relations and World Politics: An Introduction’, in Robert O. Keohane and Joseph S. Nye, Jr. (eds.), Transnational Relations and World Politics (Harvard University Press, 1971), pp. ix–xxix.

    3. Robert Gilpin, ‘Three Models of the Future’, International Organization, 1975, 29, 1, 37–60.

    Early Classics

    4. Peter J. Katzenstein, ‘International Relations and Domestic Structures: Foreign Economic Policies of Advanced Industrial States’, International Organization, 1976, 30, 1, 1–45.

    5. Peter Gourevitch, ‘The Second Image Reversed: The International Sources of Domestic Politics’, International Organization, 1978, 32, 4, 881–911.

    6. Stephen D. Krasner, ‘State Power and the Structure of International Trade’, World Politics, 1976, 28, 3, 317–47.

    7. John G. Ruggie, ‘International Regimes, Transactions, and Change: Embedded Liberalism in the Postwar Economic Order’, in Stephen D. Krasner (ed.), International Regimes (Cornell University Press, 1983), pp. 195–231.

    8. Robert W. Cox, ‘Social Forces, States and World Orders: Beyond International Relations Theory’, Millennium, 1981, 10, 2, 126–55.

    The Transatlantic Divide

    9. Benjamin J. Cohen, ‘The Transatlantic Divide: Why Are American and British IPE So Different?’, Review of International Political Economy, 2007, 14, 2, 197–219.

    10. David A. Lake, ‘Open Economy Politics: A Critical Review’, Review of International Organizations, 2009, 4, 3, 219–44.

    11. Robert O. Keohane, ‘The Old IPE and the New’, Review of International Political Economy, 2009, 16, 1, 34–46.

    12. Ben Clift and Ben Rosamond, ‘Lineages of a British International Political Economy’, in Mark Blyth (ed.), Routledge Handbook of International Political Economy (Routledge, 2009), pp. 95–111.

    13. Robert Cox, ‘The "British School" in the Global Context’, New Political Economy, 2009, 14, 3, 315–28.

    Other Traditions

    14. Theotonio dos Santos, ‘The Structure of Dependence’, American Economic Review, 1970, 60, 2, 231–6.

    15. Immanuel Wallerstein, ‘The Modern World-System as a Capitalist World-Economy: Production, Surplus-Value, and Polarization’, in Immanuel Wallerstein, World-Systems Analysis: An Introduction (Duke University Press, 2004), pp. 23–41.

    16. Walden Bello, ‘States and Markets, States versus Markets: The Developmental State Debate as the Distinctive East Asian Contribution to International Political Economy’, in Mark Blyth (ed.), Routledge Handbook of International Political Economy (Routledge, 2009), pp. 180–200.



    17. Robert O. Keohane, ‘The Theory of Hegemonic Stability and Changes in International Economic Regimes, 1967–1977’, in Ole R. Holsti, Randolph M. Silverson, and Alexander L. George (eds.), Change in the International System (Westview Press, 1980), pp. 131–62.

    18. David A. Lake, ‘Leadership, Hegemony, and the International Economy: Naked Emperor or Tattered Monarch with Potential?’, International Studies Quarterly, 1993, 37, 4, 459–89.

    19. Robert Cox, ‘Gramsci, Hegemony, and International Relations: An Essay in Method’, Millennium, 1983, 12, 2, 162–75.

    International Economic Governance

    20. Stephan Haggard and Beth A. Simmons, ‘Theories of International Regimes’, International Organization, 1987, 41, 3, 491–517.

    21. Robert O. Keohane and Lisa A. Martin, ‘The Promise of Institutionalist Theory’, International Security, 1995, 20, 1, 39–51.

    22. Miles Kahler, ‘The Causes and Consequences of Legalization’, in Judith L. Goldstein et al. (eds.), Legalization and World Politics (MIT Press, 2001), pp. 277–99.

    23. Barbara Koremenos, Charles Lipson, and Duncan Snidal, ‘The Rational Design of International Institutions’, in Koremenos, Lipson, and Snidal (eds.), The Rational Design of International Institutions (MIT Press, 2004), pp. 1–39.

    24. Michael N. Barnett and Martha Finnemore, ‘The Politics, Power, and Pathologies of International Organizations’, International Organization, 1999, 53, 4, 699–732.

    Alternative Perspectives on Governance

    25. Susan Strange, ‘The Westfailure System’, Review of International Studies, 1999, 25, 3, 345–54.

    26. Craig N. Murphy, ‘Global Governance: Poorly Done and Poorly Understood’, International Affairs, 2000, 76, 4, 789–803.

    27. Geoffrey R. D. Underhill, ‘State, Market, and Global Political Economy: Genealogy of an (Inter?)Discipline’, International Affairs, 2000, 76, 4, 805–24.

    28. Timothy J. Sinclair, ‘Reinventing Authority: Embedded Knowledge Networks and the New Global Finance’, Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 2000, 18, 4, 487–502.


    29. Robert O. Keohane and Joseph S. Nye, Jr.,, ‘Globalization: What’s New? What’s Not? (And So What?)’, Foreign Policy, 2000, 118, 104–19.

    30. Beth Simmons, Frank Dobbin, and Geoffrey Garrett, ‘Introduction: The International Diffusion of Liberalism’, International Organization, 2006, 60, 4, 781–810.

    31. Eric Helleiner, ‘The Meaning and Contemporary Significance of Economic Nationalism’, in Eric Helleiner and Andreas Pickel (eds.), Economic Nationalism in a Globalizing World (Cornell University Press, 2005), pp. 220–34.

    32. Ben Rosamond, ‘Babylon and On? Globalization and International Political Economy’, Review of International Political Economy, 2003, 10, 4, 661–71.

    33. Giovanni Arrighi, ‘Globalization in World-Systems Perspective’, in Richard Appelbaum and William Robinson (eds.), Critical Globalization Studies (Routledge, 2005), pp. 33–44.


    Trade: Domestic Politics

    34. Michael J. Hiscox, ‘Class Versus Industry Cleavages: Inter-Industry Factor Mobility and the Politics of Trade’, International Organization, 2001, 55, 1, 1–46.

    35. Helen Milner and Keiko Kubota, ‘Why the Move to Free Trade? Democracy and Trade Policy in Developing Countries’, International Organization, 2005, 59, 1, 107–43.

    36. Judith Goldstein and Lisa L. Martin, ‘Legalization, Trade Liberalization, and Domestic Politics: A Cautionary Note’, International Organization, 2000, 54, 3, 603–32.

    Trade: International Politics

    37. Peter Rosendorff and Helen Milner, ‘The Optimal Design of International Trade Institutions: Uncertainty and Escape’, in Barbara Koremenos, Charles Lipson, and Duncan Snidal (eds.), The Rational Design of International Institutions (MIT Press, 2004), pp. 69–97.

    38. Mark L. Busch, ‘Overlapping Institutions, Forum Shopping, and Dispute Settlement in International Trade’, International Organization, 2007, 61, 4, 735–61.

    39. Edward D. Mansfield and Helen V. Milner, ‘The New Wave of Regionalism’, International Organization, 1999, 53, 3, 589–627.

    Finance: Domestic Politics

    40. Jeffry A. Frieden, ‘Invested Interests: The Politics of National Economic Policies in a World of Global Finance’, International Organization, 1991, 45, 4, 425–51.

    41. David M. Andrews, ‘Capital Mobility and State Autonomy: Toward a Structural Theory of International Monetary Relations’, International Studies Quarterly, 1994, 38, 2, 193–218.

    42. William Bernhard and David Leblang, ‘Democratic Institutions and Exchange Rate Commitments’, International Organization, 1999, 53, 1, 71–97.

    43. J. Lawrence Broz, ‘Political System Transparency and Monetary Commitment Regimes’, International Organization, 2002, 56, 4, 863–89.

    Finance: International Politics

    44. Benjamin J. Cohen, ‘The Triad and the Unholy Trinity: Lessons for the Pacific Region’, in Richard Higgott, Richard Leaver, and John Ravenhill (eds.), Pacific Economic Relations in the 1990s: Cooperation or Conflict? (Allen and Unwin, 1993), pp. 133–58.

    45. Beth Simmons, ‘The Legalization of International Monetary Affairs’, International Organization, 2000, 54, 3, 189–218.

    46. Benjamin J. Cohen, ‘The New Geography of Money’, in Emily Gilbert and Eric Helleiner (eds.), Nation-States and Money: The Past, Present and Future of National Currencies (Routledge, 1999), pp. 121–38.


    The Role of Ideas

    47. Rawi Abdelal, ‘Constructivism as an Approach to International Political Economy’, in Mark Blyth (ed.), Routledge Handbook of International Political Economy (Routledge, 2009), pp. 62–76.

    48. Jeffrey M. Chwieroth, ‘Neoliberal Economists and Capital Account Liberalization in Emerging Markets’, International Organization, 2007, 61, 2, 443–63.

    49. Charles Gore, ‘The Rise and Fall of the Washington Consensus as a Paradigm for Developing Countries’, World Development, 2000, 28, 5, 789–804.

    Problems of Economic Development

    50. Philip Keefer, ‘What Does Political Economy Tell Us about Economic Development—and Vice Versa?’, Annual Review of Political Science, 2004, 7, 247–72.

    51. Halvor Mehlum, Karl Moene, and Ragnar Torvik, ‘Cursed by Resources or Institutions?’, World Economy, 2006, 29, 8, 1117–31.

    52. Nita Rudra, ‘Globalization and the Decline of the Welfare State in Less-Developed Countries’, International Organization, 2002, 56, 2, 411–45.

    53. Samir Amin, ‘The Future of Global Polarization’, Capitalism in the Age of Globalization: The Management of Contemporary Society (Macmillan, 1997), pp. 1–11.

    MNCs and Global Production

    54. Susan Strange, ‘States, Firms, and Diplomacy’, International Affairs, 1992, 68, 1, 1–15.

    55. Jeffrey Henderson et al., ‘Global Production Networks and the Analysis of Economic Development’, Review of International Political Economy, 2002, 9, 3, 436–64.

    56. Gary Gereffi, John Humphrey, and Timothy Sturgeon, ‘The Governance of Global Value Chains’, Review of International Political Economy, 2005, 12, 1, 78–104.

    Security and Conflict

    57. Gerald Schneider, Katherine Barbieri, and Nils Petter Gleditsch, ‘Does Globalization Contribute to Peace? A Critical Survey of the Literature’, in Schneider, Barbieri, and Gleditsch (eds.), Globalization and Armed Conflict (Rowman and Littlefield, 2003), pp. 3–29.

    58. Katherine Barbieri and Rafael Reuveny, ‘Economic Globalization and Civil War’, Journal of Politics, 2005, 67, 4, 1228–47.

    59. Daniel Drezner, ‘The Hidden Hand of Economic Coercion’, International Organization, 2003, 57, 3, 643–59.


    60. Ronald B. Mitchell, ‘Regime Design Matters: International Oil Pollution and Treaty Compliance’, International Organization, 1994, 48, 3, 425–58.

    61. Kenneth Conca, ‘Rethinking the Ecology-Sovereignty Debate’, Millennium, 1994, 23, 3, 701–11.

    62. Oran Young, ‘Why is There No Unified Theory of Environmental Governance?’, in Peter Dauvergene (ed.), Handbook of Global Environmental Politics (Edward Elgar, 2005), pp. 170–84.

    63. Chukwumerije Okereke, Harriet Bulkley, and Heike Schroeder, ‘Conceptualizing Climate Governance Beyond the International Regime’, Global Environmental Politics, 2009, 9, 1, 58–78.