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Technology, Governance and Political Conflict in International Industries

1st Edition

By Tony Porter

Routledge

208 pages

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This book makes an important theoretical contribution to our understanding of international institutions by exploring conceptually and empirically the impact of technology on the governance of international economic activities.

Technology, Governance and Political Conflict in International Industries addresses the current intense interest among scholars in the ways that knowledge can shape the development of international institutions by examining a particularly important type of knowledge - technology. In doing so the book makes a novel contribution to the 'constructivist' approaches that have become popular in the study of International Relations. Moreover, Porter's innovative approach treats the international economy not as a novel and constantly expanding highly competitive market composed of individual firms, but rather as a highly institutionalized set of industries, often dominated by leading firms, in which remarkable centuries-long patterns of continuity and repetition can be identified.

About the Author

Tony Porter is an Associate Professor of Political Science at McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada. He is the author of States, Markets and Regimes in Global Finance and co-editor, with A. Claire Cutler and Virginia Haufler of Private Authority in International Affairs.

About the Series

Routledge Advances in International Political Economy

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS035000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / General
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
TEC052000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Social Aspects