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The Routledge Handbook to Global Political Economy Conversations and Inquiries

Edited By Ernesto Vivares Copyright 2020
    920 Pages 26 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    920 Pages 26 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    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.


    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 Karaoguz

    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


    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.