The problems of a troubled world economy and the essentially political issues of how it should be managed make up the stuff of international political economy. The overwhelming importance of these questions has drawn ever increasing numbers of students and teachers in universities, colleges and schools to study the subject. There are many paths into international political economy for them to follow and this volume, originally published in 1984, discusses most of them.
The collection as a whole demonstrates that the field should be seen as the exclusive preserve of neither the economists nor the political scientists. On the contrary, there is much to learn from specialists - and practical people in government and business - with a variety of backgrounds. A rich selection is therefore offered, including history, population studies, money, trade, technology and law, from which the reader can pick and choose at will. The contributions point to the landmarks of the subject and provide useful tips on the best books to read and the most interesting ideas to look out for.
Table of Contents
1. Perspectives and Theory: A Consumers’ Guide 2. Why Economic History? 3. World Politics and Population 4. An Ecological Approach 5. The International Political Economy of Technology 6. Money and World Politics 7 . The Politics of International Trade 8. Political Economy and International Law 9. What about International Relations?