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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Global Political Economy

Evolution and Dynamics

Edition 3rd Edition
ISBN 9780230366138
Publication Date March 2010
Formats Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

The new third edition of this popular and successful text on the contemporary global political economy and its historical evolution has been systematically revised and updated throughout. The impact of the banking and broader crisis is fully covered and new chapters have been added on security and on theories and methods.

ROBERT O'BRIEN holds the LIUNA/ Enrico Henry Mancinelli Professorship in Global Labour Issues at McMaster University, Canada. He has published books and articles on the subjects of international trade, global labour issues, social movements and international economic institutions, global social policy.

MARC WILLIAMS is Professor of International Relations, University of New South Wales, Australia. His research focuses on global environmental politics, social movements, and global economic governance.

Locating the Field, Introducing Economic Nationalism and Liberalism
Critical Approaches, Methods and Theoretical Developments
Forging a World Economy 1400-1800
Industry, Empire and War
Growing a Global Economy 1945 Present
International Trade
Transnational Production
The Global Financial System
Global Division of Labour
Economic Development
Global Environmental Change
Governing the Global Political Economy


Review forthis edition:
'The new third edition of this unusually wide-ranging and historically informed introduction to the field of International Political Economy is better than ever, with expanded treatment of theoretical perspectives and a thorough updating of contemporary developments.' - Benjamin Jerry Cohen, University of California, Santa Barbara
'This new edition continues to provide an outstanding introduction to this rapidly changing field taking full account of scholarly trends and of the impact of global transformations in manufacturing and finance on the structure of international power.' - Craig N. Murphy, Wellesley College, USA
Reviews ofprevious editions:
'Comprehensive, theoretically sophisticated, and empirically rich. Right now, this is quite simply the best textbook in the field.' - Craig N. Murphy, Wellesley College, USAand President, International Studies Association 2001/2
'A well-pitched, concise and accessible introduction to the fast-changing field of international political economy. Studies will be engaged by the authors' judicious blend of theory, history, and contemporary evidence.' - Louis W. Pauly, Director for International Studies, University of Toronto, Canada
'This is an excellent book...comprehensive in its approach, informative but highly original, presenting a pertinent and well sustained argument.' - Rodica Milena Zaharia, The European Legacy
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