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The Routledge Handbook to Global Political Economy
Conversations and Inquiries

Edited By

Ernesto Vivares

ISBN 9781138479883
Published May 5, 2020 by Routledge
920 Pages 26 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Routledge Handbook to Global Political Economy provides a comprehensive guide to how Global Political Economy (GPE) is conceptualized and researched around the world. Including contributions that range from traditional International Political Economy (IPE) to GPE approaches, the Handbook gathers the investigations, varying perspectives and innovative research of more than sixty scholars from all over the world.

Providing undergraduates, postgraduates, teachers and researchers with a complete set of traditional, contending and regional perspectives, the book explores current issues, conceptual tools, key research debates and different methodological approaches taken.

Structured in five parts methodologically correlated, the book presents GPE as a field of global, regional and national research:

• historical waves and diverse ontological axes;

• major theoretical perspectives;

• beyond traditional perspectives;

• regional inquiries;

• research arenas.

Carefully selected contributions from both established and upcoming scholars ensure that this is an eclectic, pluralist and multidisciplinary work and an essential resource for all those with an interest in this complex and rapidly evolving field of study.

Table of Contents


Ernesto Vivares

Chapter 1 – Global Conversations and Inquiries

Ernesto Vivares

Part I – Historical Waves and [opening] Ontological Axes

Chapter 2 – The Sick Man of IPE: the British School

Craig Berry

Chapter 3 – Globalizing the Historical Roots of IPE

Eric Helleiner

Chapter 4 – The State of Development in a Globalized World: Perspectives on Advanced and Industrializing Countries

Linda Weiss and Elizabeth Thurbon

Chapter 5 – The International Political Economy of the Rise China and Emerging Powers: Traditional Perspectives and Beyond

Li Xing and Zhang Shengjun

Chapter 6 – The tailoring of IPE in Latin America: lost, misfit, or misperceived?

Diana Tussie

Chapter 7 – The International Political Economy of Africa in Theory & Practice

Timothy Shaw


Part II – Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives

Chapter 8 – Open Economy Monetary Politics

Nicolas Thompson

Chapter 9 – The Politics of Trade in an Open Economy: Domestic Competition over Policy

Mark Brawley

Chapter 10 – Global Commodity Chains, Global Value Chains, and Global Production Networks

Soren Scholvin

Chapter 11 – The IPE of Regional Value Chains

Philippe Lombaerde and Liliana Lizarazo Rodríguez

Chapter 12 – Constructivist IPE

Stephen Nelson

Chapter 13 – World Order: Perspective lines on transformation

Jens Mortensen

Chapter 14 – From Marx to Critical International Political Economy

Johannes Jäger

Chapter 15 – Gramscian IPE

Leonardo Ramos

Chapter 16 – The Concept(s) of Hegemony in IPE

Owen Worth

Chapter 17 – Ghosts, pluriverse, and hopes. From "development" to post-development

Alberto Acosta and John Cajas-Guijarro

Part III – Beyond Traditional Perspectives

Chapter 18 – The BRICS initiative as a challenge to contemporary IPE

Javier Vadell

Chapter 19 – The Long Battle for Global Governance Continued

Anthony Payne and Stephen Buzdugan

Chapter 20 – The GPE of Regionalism: Beyond European and North American Conceptual Cages

Ernesto Vivares and Cheryl Martens

Chapter 21 – The IPE of Transnational Class and Contemporary Capitalism

Shawn Nichols

Chapter 22 – The IPE and Ecological Economics of degrowth and welfare

Max Koch and Hubert Bunch-Hansen

Chapter 23 – Extractivism: the curse of plenty

Alberto Acosta

Chapter 24 – IPE of Borders: Between Formal and Informal Regionalisms

Gustavo Matiuzzi de Souza

Chapter 25 – The IPE of War and Liberal Peace

Michael Pugh

Chapter 26 – Transnational Organized Crime and Political Economy

Daniel Pontón

Part IV – Regional Perspectives and Inquiries

Chapter 27 – IPE Beyond Western Paradigms: China, Africa, and Latin America in comparative perspective

Melisa Deciancio and Cintia Quiliconi

Chapter 28 – The PE of the European Union: The Tension between National and Supranational Politics

Jan Karremans and Zoe Lefkofridi

Chapter 29 – IPE Scholarship About Southeast Asia: Theories of Development and State-Market-Society Relations

Bonn Juego

Chapter 30 – East Asia’s Developmental States in Evolution: The challenge of sustaining national competitiveness at the technological frontier

Sung-Young Kim

Chapter 31 – Building an Interdependence Framework for the IPE of a Rising India

Aseema Sinha

Chapter 32 – The International Political Economy of Human Security in Africa

Abigail Kabandula

Chapter 33 – Regionalism in the Middle East: Turkish case in perspective

Mustafa Kutlay and Emrah Karaoğuz

Chapter 34 – The IPE of Development Finance in Latin America

Leonardo Stanley

Chapter 35 – The Constructivist IPE of Regionalism in South America

German Prieto

Chapter 36 – The IPE of Caribbean Development

Matthew Bishop and Merisa Thompson

Part V – New Research Arenas

Chapter 37 – The IPE of global social policy governance

Andrea Bianculli and Andrea Ribeiro -Hoffman

Chapter 38 – Globalization and Global Production Networks

Syed Javed Maswood

Chapter 39 – The IPE of Global Tax Governance

Martin Hearson

Chapter 40 – The political economy of new technology – especially with an eye to the labor market

Bent Greve

Chapter 41 – Cyberpolitics and IPE: towards a research agenda in the Global South

Maximiliano Vila Seoane and Marcelo Saguier

Chapter 42 – The IPE of Regional Energy Integration in South America

Ignacio Sabbatella and Santos Thauan

Chapter 43 – Industrial Policy in Latin America: A Theoretical Discussion

Leticia Araya and Francisco Castañeda

Chapter 44 – The IPE of Global Corporations

John Mikler

Chapter 45 – The IPE of Cities and Space

Michael Lukas and Gustavo Duran

Chapter 46 – Migration and International Political Economy

Fabiola Mieres

Chapter 47 – International Political Economy and the Environment

Gian Delgado

Chapter 48 – Conceptual Hinges between International Political Economy and Economic Intelligence: some disciplinary challenges

Fredy Rivera and Lester Cabrera

Chapter 49 – The IPE of Money Laundering and Terrorist Finance

William Vlcek

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Ernesto Vivares is a Professor at the Department of International Studies and Communication, FLACSO Ecuador. His publications include The IPE Puzzle of Regional Inequality, Instability and the Global Insertion of South America.