For almost two decades now, the RIPE Series in Global Political Economy published by Routledge has been an essential forum for cutting-edge scholarship in International Political Economy, which we understand to be a broadly defined area of research that may cut across other disciplines. 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:
Susanne Soederberg – Queen’s University, Canada
Adrienne Roberts – The University of Manchester, UK
Samuel Knafo – University of Sussex, UK
Naná de Graaff – Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Power in North-South Trade Negotiations Making the European Union's Economic Partnership Agreements
The State of Copyright The complex relationships of cultural creation in a globalized world
Civil Society and Financial Regulation Consumer Finance Protection and Taxation after the Financial Crisis
Neoliberalism and Climate Policy in the United States From market fetishism to the developmental state
The Global Political Economy of Raúl Prebisch
By Peg Murray-Evans
October 09, 2018
Advancing a constructivist conceptual approach, this book explains the surprising outcome of the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) between the European Union and developing countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (the ACP countries). Despite the EU’s huge market power, it had ...
By Klaus Dingwerth, Clara Weinhardt
August 22, 2018
Outcomes in major multilateral trade negotiations are conventionally explained as resulting from interests weighted by (trading) power. Offering a different overview of the concepts we use to talk about the international trade regime, this edited collection puts the ideational foundation of world ...
By Debora Halbert
August 23, 2018
This book seeks to make an intervention into the ongoing debate about the scope and intensity of global copyright laws. While mapping out the primary actors in the context of globalization and the modern political economy of information ownership, the argument is made that alternatives to further ...
By Stefanie Khoury, David Whyte
August 14, 2018
This book develops an analysis of the historical, political and legal contexts behind current demands by NGOs and the United Nations Human Rights Council to hold corporations accountable for their human rights violations. Based on an analysis of the range of mechanisms of accountability that ...
By Bob Jessop, Henk Overbeek
August 10, 2018
Emerging in the late 1970s, the Amsterdam School’s (AS) most distinctive contribution to international political economy was the systematic incorporation of the Marxian concept of capital fractions into the study of international politics. Contending that politics in advanced capitalist countries ...
By Tim Di Muzio
July 31, 2018
This edited volume offers the first critical engagement with one of the most provocative and controversial theories in political economy: the thesis that capital can be theorized as power and that capital is finance and only finance. The book also includes a detailed introduction to this novel ...
By Alison J. Ayers
February 20, 2018
The late-twentieth century is often portrayed as an ‘Age of Democratisation’, with democracy heralded as the best of all political systems. Yet democracy has multiple meanings, values and significances. The start of the twenty-first century has witnessed a massive revival of interest in the meaning...
By Nick Bernards
February 14, 2018
‘Standard’ employment relationships, with permanent contracts, regular hours, and decent pay, are under assault. Precarious work and unemployment are increasingly common, and concern is also growing about the expansion of informal work and the rise of ‘modern slavery’. However, precarity and ...
By Lisa Kastner
October 30, 2017
Coalitions of consumer groups, NGOs, and trade unions have traditionally been considered politically weak compared to well-organized and resourceful financial sector groups which dominate or "capture" financial regulatory decisions. However, following the 2008 financial crisis, civil society groups...
By Robert MacNeil
June 30, 2017
This book explores how Washington’s efforts to act on climate change have been translated under conditions of American neoliberalism, where the state struggles to find a stable and legitimate role in the economy, and where environmental and industrial policy are enormously contentious topics....
By Johnna Montgomerie
May 01, 2017
Critical Methods in Political and Cultural Economy offers students and scholars the first methods book for the critical school of International Political Economy (IPE). What does it mean to ‘do’ critical research? How do we write about the evidence we present? This volume explores our shared ...
By Matias E. Margulis
March 08, 2017
The Global Political Economy of Raúl Prebisch offers an original analysis of global political economy by examining it through the ideas, agency and influence of one of its most important thinkers, leaders and personalities. Prebisch’s ground-breaking ideas as an economist – the terms-of-trade ...