Introduction to International Political Economy

Introduction to International Political Economy : International Edition

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For undergraduate courses in International Political Economy in Political Science, International Relations, and Economics departments and International Studies Programs. A true introduction to the international political economy (IPE), this text clearly shows students how politics and economics come together in today's global environment. The text demonstrates how an understanding of IPE can help students make sense of global news, business investments, and government policies-by presenting the theories, institutions, and relationships found in IPE in simple ways that retain the complexity of the world issues and intellectual problems addressed.show more

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  • Paperback | 552 pages
  • 178 x 234 x 29mm | 862g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 3rd edition
  • 0131293656
  • 9780131293656

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(NOTE:Each chapter begins with an Overview, and concludes with Discussion Questions, Internet Links, Suggested Readings, and Notes.) I. PERSPECTIVES ON INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY. 1. What Is International Political Economy? 2. Wealth and Power: Mercantilism and Economic Nationalism. 3. "Laissez-Faire, Laissez-Passer": The Liberal IPE Perspective. 4. Marx, Lenin, and the Structuralist Perspective. 5. Critical Perspectives on International Political Economy. II. IPE STRUCTURES: PRODUCTION, FINANCE, SECURITY AND KNOWLEDGE. 6. International Trade. 7. A Beginner's Guide to International Finance. 8. The IPE of International Finance: Mad Money. 9. The Global Security Structure. 10. Knowledge and Technology: The Basis of Wealth & Power, by Professor Ross Singleton. III. STATE-MARKET TENSIONS TODAY. 11. The European Union and IPE of Regionalism. 12. Democracy and Markets: The IPE of NAFTA, by Professor David J. Sousa. 13. Japan at the Crossroads. 14. States and Markets in Transition, by Professor Patrick O'Neil. IV. IPE NORTH AND SOUTH. 15. The Two Faces of Development, by Professor Sunil Kukreja. 16. The Human Connection. 17. Transnational Corporations: In the Hurricane's Eye. 18. The IPE of OPEC and Oil. V. GLOBAL PROBLEMS. 19. The International Political Economy of Food and Hunger. 20. The Environment: The Green Side of IPE. 21. Conclusion: Where Do We Go from Here? Glossary. Index.show more

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