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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Issues and Actors in the Global Political Economy

ISBN 9780230289154
Publication Date March 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave

A major new text on contemporary global political economy that focuses centrally on key issues and actors. Concise and accessibly written, it provides an ideal introduction to the contemporary dynamics and processes of change in the global political economy.

André Broome is Associate Professor of International Political Economy at the University of Warwick, UK. He has published various articles on global political economy, and is the author of The Currency of Power: The IMF and Monetary Reform in Central Asia (Palgrave Macmillan).

1. Introduction to International Political Economy
2. Theoretical Perspectives in International Political Economy
3. Contemporary Debates in International Political Economy
4. State Actors
5. International Organizations
6. Club Forums
7. Market Actors
8. Non-Governmental Organizations
9. Everyday Actors
PART II: Issues in the Global Political Economy
10. Global Trade
11. Global Money and National Currencies
12. Global Capital Mobility
13. Financial Crises
14. Sovereign Debt
15. Tax and Welfare
16. Global Poverty and Development
17, Resource Competition and Energy
18. The Environment and Climate Change.


An ideal introduction to the field of international political economy for both undergraduates and masters' classes, addressing an array of topics from finance to development, NGOs to inter-governmental bodies, and realist to feminist political economy. It incorporates contemporary developments without losing sight of both deeper structures and trends within IPE.' – Jason Sharman, Griffith University, Australia
'A highly innovative and exceptionally informative textbook that is about as comprehensive as it gets, is distinctive in its approach not least through its novel focus on actors in the world economy, and is right up-to-date with respect to the key issues, theories and debates that have emerged in the discipline within the last decade. A brilliant IPE textbook for the 21st century.' – John M. Hobson, University of Sheffield, UK
'A comprehensive study of an ever-expanding field, usefully divided into the theories, actors and topics that constitute the agenda of contemporary research into the global political economy. It allows the student to engage with the key concerns of the field at multiple levels simultaneously, providing a synoptic approach that other textbooks lack.' – Mark Blyth, Brown University, USA
'Clearly presented and engagingly written, this analysis offers a fresh and timely perspective on the global political economy and is an essential read for students of the field.' – Jacqueline Best, University of Ottawa, Canada
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