Handbook of the International Political Economy of Governance

Handbook of the International Political Economy of Governance

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Since the 1990s many of the assumptions that anchored the study of governance in international political economy (IPE) have been shaken loose. Reflecting on the intriguing and important processes of change that have occurred, and are occurring, Anthony Payne and Nicola Phillips bring together the best research currently being undertaken in the field. They explore the complex ways that the global political economy is presently being governed, and indeed misgoverned.

The Handbook is organised into two fresh and original parts. In Part I the authors advance their own distinctive understanding of the international political economy of governance and thus make important contributions to the next phase of scholarship. Considering four key themes, they reflect on the ideological foundations of governance, the levels at which governance is articulated, the actors involved in governance and the ethical questions associated with the subject.

Part II addresses the patterns of governance that prevail in particular issue areas. Invited to consider their contributions in the light of the four framing themes set out in Part I, these prominent authors offer key insights into contemporary dynamics in a wide range of issue areas and consider how their insights can be mobilised in refreshing the study of governance.

Covering all themes central to the field of politics, this extensive and detailed Handbook will be of great value to students of governance, political economy, international relations and development studies.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 169 x 244 x 25.4mm | 884.51g
  • Cheltenham, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1783473096
  • 9781783473090
  • 2,817,177

Table of contents


Introduction: The International Political Economy of Governance
Nicola Phillips and Anthony Payne

1. Ideologies of Governance
Andrew Gamble

2. Levels of Governance and their Interaction
Colin Hay

3. Transnational Neopluralism and the Process of Governance
Philip G. Cerny

4. The Ethical Dimensions of Global Governance
James Brassett

5. Flexible `G Groups' and Network Governance in an Era of Uncertainty and Experimentation
Andrew Baker and Brendan Carey

6. The International Monetary Fund and the Governance of International Surveillance
Manuela Moschella

7. Private Actors in the Governance of Global Finance after the Global Crisis of 2008
Tony Porter

8. The Governance of the Global Financial Crisis in the Eurozone
Geoffrey R.D. Underhill

9. The Governance of Money Laundering
Eleni Tsingou

10. `Emerging' Powers and the Governance of Global Trade
Rorden Wilkinson

11. The Governance of Primary Commodities: Biofuel Certification in the European Union
Ben Richardson

12. Food Price Volatility and Global Economic Governance
Jennifer Clapp

13. The Global Governance of Development: Development Financing, Good Governance and the Domestication of Poverty
David Hudson and Niheer Dasandi

14. The Governance of the World Bank
Liam Clegg

15. The Role of the United Nations in the Governance of Development
Jean-Philippe Therien

16. Governing Intellectual Property Rights and Development
Valbona Muzaka

17. Innovation and the Limits of Rebranded Privatisation in Global Health
Sophie Harman

18. The Global Governance of Gender
Jacqui True

19. Leveraging Private Governance for Public Purpose: Business, Civil Society and the State in Labour Regulation
Frederick W. Mayer

20. Private Governance and Social Legitimacy in Production
Peter Knorringa

21. The Governance of Migration Beyond the State
George Menz

22. Migration in European Governance: The Constitution of a Transgovernmental Policy Field
Andrew Geddes

23. The International Political Economy of Governing Carbon
Peter Newell

24. Global Climate Governance
Matthew J. Hoffmann

25. Governing the International Political Economy of Transnational Economic Crime
Lorraine Elliott

Conclusion: The Governance of the International Political Economy
Anthony Payne and Nicola Phillips

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Review quote

`This intellectually stimulating Handbook will appeal to anyone with an interest in the spheres of governance, international political economy (IPE), international relations (IR), and political science. . . . the editors promise to generate refreshed debates on governance in IPE through innovative research. Anyone who successfully makes it to the concluding chapter will be thoroughly satisfied that they do deliver on their promise. The volume is dense with detail on both historical and current governance debates, and leaves no stone unturned in its coverage of them. There is no doubt that the main objectives of the book are effectively accomplished. The Handbook of Political Economy on Governance is a celebration of outstanding scholarship and critical thinking. This volume is a must read for scholars in any of the sub-disciplines of IR and IPE who are interested in examining and reexamining common-sense assumptions not only in the realm of governance but other topical issue areas in their respective fields.' -- Geneve Phillip, Caribbean Journal of International Relations & Diplomacy `Certainly one of the most inclusive books in international political economy, which successfully combines a strong and very innovative theoretical investigation with a wonderful diversity of case studies. The book is highly pedagogic and particularly meets the expectations of students and educated persons who are short of updated analysis in this field.' -- Bertrand Badie, Sciences Po, France
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About Nicola Phillips

Edited by Anthony Payne, Professor of Politics, University of Sheffield and Nicola Phillips, Professor of Political Economy, University of Sheffield, UK
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