Introduction to International Political EconomyInternational Edition
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Updated in a new 5th edition, this book offers a complete and accessible overview of how politics and economics collide in a global context. It surveys the theories, institutions, and relationships that characterize IPE and highlights them in a diverse range of regional and transnational issues. The bestseller in the field, Introduction to International Political Economy positions readers to critically evaluate the global economy and to appreciate the personal impact of political, economic, and social forces.
PART I. PERSPECTIVES ON INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
Chapter 1. What Is International Political Economy?
Chapter 2. "Laissez-Faire":The Economic Liberal Perspective
Chapter 3. Wealth and Power: The Mercantalist Perspective
Chapter 4. Economic Determinism and Exploitation: The Structuralist Perspective
Chapter 5. Alternative Perspectives on International Political Economy
PART II. STRUCTURES OF INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
Chapter 6. The Production and Trade Structure
Chapter 7. The International Monetary and Finance Structure
Chapter 8. International Debt and Financial Crises
Chapter 9. The Global Security Strcuture
Chapter 10. The Knowledge and Technology Structure
PART III. STATES AND MARKETS
Chapter 11. The Development Conundrum: Choice Amidst Constraints
Chapter 12. Regionalism: Toward a More Perfect (European) Union
Chapter 13. Moving into Position: The Rising Powers
Chapter 14. The Middle East: The Quest for Development and Democracy
PART IV. TRANSNATIONAL PROBLEMS
Chapter 15. The Illicit Global Economy: The Dark Side of Globalization
Chapter 16. Migration and Tourism: People on the Move
Chapter 17. Transnational Corporations: The Governance of Foreign Investment
Chapter 18. Food and Hunger: Market Failure and Injsutice
Chapter 19. Oil and Energy: Dependency and Resources Curses
Chapter 20. The Environment: Steering Away from Global Disaster
- Surveys the major theoretical perspectives in international political economy in Part I.
- Examines the political, economic, and social relationships–or structures–that tie together international actors in Part II.
- Discusses a wide range of policy problems in international political economy in Parts III and IV.
- Includes case study boxes that provide in-depth and current applications of key IPE concepts.
- Key terms, discussion questions, and online resources in every chapter reinforce what students learn and encourage further learning.
David Balaam is Professor Emeritus of International Political Economy at the University of Puget Sound.
Bradford Dillman is Associate Professor of International Political Economy at the University of Puget Sound.
“Balaam and Dillman have created the most comprehensive and engaging IPE text available. They creatively apply mainstream and critical perspectives to a variety of global problems like hunger and global warming to show students how the relationships and conflicts between states and markets affect their everyday lives.”–Houman Sadri, University of Central Florida
“Introduction to International Political Economy just keeps getting better and better, especially now with its extensive commentary on the causes and implications of the recent global economic crisis. This is quite simply the best IPE textbook around.”—Benjamin Jerry Cohen, University of California-Santa Barbara
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