The first and definitive book of its kind, Joan Spero's The Politics of International Economic Relations has been fully updated to reflect the sweeping changes in the international arena. With the expertise of co-author Jeffrey Hart, the fifth edition strengthens the coverage of political and economic relations since the end of the Cold War, economic polarization in developing nations and the roots of economic decline in centrally planned economies. A new chapter on industrial policy and competitiveness debates further illustrates the changing dynamics of International Political Economy. Ideal as a supplement to the International Relations course or as the core text in International Political Economy, Spero and Hart's The Politics of International Economic Relations continues to give students the breadth and depth of scholarship needed to understand the politics of world economy.
roduction Part I. An Overview 1. The Management of International Economic Relations Since World War II. Part II. The Western System 2. International Monetary Management 3. International Trade & Domestic Politics 4. Multinational Corporation and Management Part III. The North-South System 5. The North-South and the Possiblility of Change 6. International Financial Flows 7. Trade Strategy 8. Managing the Multinational Corporation 9. Oil and Cartel Power Part IV. The East-West System 10. East-West Economic Relations Conclusion Glossary Selected Bibliography Index