This timely book will explain, via a number of thematic and case studies, that international economics is not an independent terrain of economic activity reproducing itself throughout history, but a complex articulation of social, political and culturally determined actions that are inextricably linked. Chapters will address the role of dominant global powers in the making of global industrial and monetary relations, and, in particular, ways in which, and the degrees to which dominant economic and military powers, such as the USA, tend to shape the domestic economic environments of lesser powers after their own image.
Supplementing the chapters will be a comprehensive A - Z glossary section, which will include key International Political Economy terms, e.g. international debt, European free trade area, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IMF, GATT-WTO, Foreign exchange, fixed exchange rates, floating exchange rates, reserve currency, gold-dollar parity, multinational corporation, preferential trade agreement, hedge funds, etc. Entries will be cross-referenced for ease of use.
This book will be ideal for researchers and students in the areas of politics, international relations and international economics, as well as for academics, economists, business people, and those with an interest in the workings of international political economy.
Table of Contents
Foreword. Acknowledgments. The Contributors. Abbreviations. Chapter 1. Global Political Economy and the Separation of Academic Disciplines Kees Van der Pijl Chapter 2. The Bretton Woods System (1944-1971) Alex Tackie Chapter 3. The Failure of Neo-liberal Financialisation (1971-1991) Vassilis K. Fouskas and Bulent Gokay Chapter 4. Shock Therapy and the Political Economy of the Former Soviet Space Sabine Spangenberg Chapter 5. Revisiting the 1992-93 EMS Crisis in the Context of International Political Economy Dimitris P. Sotiropoulous Chapter 6. Asia Catches Cold, Russia Sneezes: The Political Economy of Emerging Market Crises in 1997-98 Michael F. Keating Chapter 7. The Rise of the qi ye ji tuan and the Emergence of Chinese Hegemony Jayantha Jayman Chapter 8. The Global South: From Dependency to Convergence? Ray Kiely Chapter 9. The Policy Response to the Great Recession of 2008: Is it the 1930s all over again? Yiannis Kitromilides Chapter 10. Understanding the Global Financial Crisis Bulent Gokay Chapter 11. The Political Economy of the Arab Uprisings Shampa Roy-Mukherjee Chapter 12. The Politics and Economics of the Greek Debt Crisis Constantine Dimoulas and Vassilis K. Fouskas A - Z Glossary: Key Concepts in International Political Economy
Vassilis K. Fouskas is a Professor of International Politics and Economics at the Royal Docks Business School and Director of STAMP (Centre for the Study of States, Markets and People), University of East London, United Kingdom. He is the founding editor of the Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies (Routledge, quarterly) and the co-author of Greece, Financialization and the EU. The Political Economy of Debt and Destruction (London and New York, 2013)