A concise and highly informative overview of the major intellectual debates within the field of political economy over the last decade.
Each chapter provides a review of a key area written by a distinguished expert in the field. A comprehensive introduction locates these debates within the wider intellectual and political context which gave rise to them and provides some pointers to the future directions of political economy. Key areas covered include:
- models of capitalism
- the environment
- territory and space
This is essential reading for all students of political economy from distinguished contributors including: Anthony Payne, Colin Crouch, James Meadowcroft, V. Spike Peterson, Saskia Sassen, Björn Hettne and Adrian Leftwich.
Table of Contents
1. Models of Capitalism 2. Reflections on Some Lessons Learned from a Decade of Globalization Studies 3. Environmental Political Economy, Technological Transitions and the State 4. How (the Meaning of) Gender Matters in Political Economy 5. When National Territory is Home to the Global: Old Borders to Novel Borderings 6. Beyond the ‘New’ Regionalism 7. Politics in Command: Development Studies and the Rediscovery of Social Science
Anthony Payne is Professor of Politics at the University of Sheffield. He was Managing Editor of the journal New Political Economy from 1995 to 2005 and remains one of its editors.