For almost two decades now, the RIPE Series published by Routledge has been an essential forum for cutting-edge scholarship in International Political Economy. The series brings together new and established scholars working in critical, cultural and constructivist political economy. Books in the RIPE Series typically combine an innovative contribution to theoretical debates with rigorous empirical analysis.
The RIPE Series seeks to cultivate:
James Brassett – Warwick
Eleni Tsingou – Copenhagen Business School
Susanne Soederberg – Queen’s
Free Trade Agreements and Global Labour Governance The European Union’s Trade-Labour Linkage in a Value Chain World
Beyond Defeat and Austerity Disrupting (the Critical Political Economy of) Neoliberal Europe
By Matthew Davies, Michael Niemann
January 30, 2021
In this volume, Matthew Davies and Michael Niemann bring international relations theory back into the everyday experiences of ordinary people, rather than the statecraft of the elite, and consider the impact of global processes. They develop the work of Lefebvre to problematize the inequalities in ...
By Susanne Soederberg
December 31, 2020
With an eye to further our understanding of everyday life in global capitalism, Urban Displacements provides the first systemic critical political economy analysis of low-income rental housing and social dislocations, combining both theoretical advancements and detailed empirical studies, centering...
By Adrian Smith, James Harrison, Liam Campling, Ben Richardson, Mirela Barbu
September 08, 2020
Exploring the contentious relationship between trade and labour, this book looks at the impact of the EU’s ‘new generation’ free trade agreements on workers. Drawing upon extensive original research, including over 200 interviews with key actors across the EU and its trading partners, it considers ...
By Juanita Elias
March 18, 2020
This book is concerned with how the pursuit of national economic competitiveness by states has come to be intertwined with a globalised gender agenda—one in which women and the household economy are seen as ‘untapped’ resources. In many East and Southeast Asian economies, ...
By David Bailey, Mònica Clua-Losada, Nikolai Huke, Olatz Ribera-Almandoz
February 12, 2020
Much of the critical discussion of the European political economy and the Eurozone crisis has focused upon a sense that solidaristic achievements built up during the post-war period are being continuously unravelled. Whilst there are many reasons to lament the trajectory of change within Europe’s ...
By Ryan Katz-Rosene, Matthew Paterson
February 12, 2020
This book advances an ecologically grounded approach to International Political Economy (IPE). Katz-Rosene and Paterson address a lacuna in the literature by exploring the question of how thinking ecologically transforms our understanding of what IPE is and should be.The volume shows the ways in ...
By Serena Natile
February 05, 2020
Focusing on Kenya’s path-breaking mobile money project M-Pesa, this book examines and critiques the narratives and institutions of digital financial inclusion as a development strategy for gender equality, arguing for a politics of redistribution to guide future digital financial inclusion projects...
By James Brassett
December 17, 2019
Market life is increasingly conducted in the shadow of global events like 9/11, the Sub-Prime crisis and Brexit. Within International political economy (IPE) two broad positions can be discerned: either the event is ‘just an event’, a superficial spectacle in an otherwise straightforward story of ...
By Christopher Holmes
December 12, 2019
The rise of populism across Europe and the US – first in the wake of the 2008 global financial crisis and then in the shape of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and the Brexit vote in 2016 – are indicative of a seismic shift in the terrain of economic ideas in public discourse....
By John Morris
December 12, 2019
Drawing on the history of modern finance, as well as the sociology of money and risk, this book examines how cultural understandings of finance have contributed to the increased capitalization of the UK financial system following the Global Financial Crisis. Providing both a ...
By Ilias Alami
December 09, 2019
This book provides a comprehensive investigation of the messy and crisis-ridden relationship between the operations of capitalist finance, global capital flows, and state power in emerging markets. The politics, drivers of emergence, and diversity of these myriad forms of state power are explored ...
By Fumihito Gotoh
October 08, 2019
This book investigates why the convergence of Japan’s bank-centered financial system to an American-style capital market-based model has lost steam since the mid-2000s, despite financial deregulation during the 1980s and 1990s. Examining the ideational conflict within Japanese elites between the ...