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Globalization: A Very Short Introduction

Fifth Edition


Manfred B. Steger

May 2020

Very Short Introductions

'Globalization' is one of the defining buzzwords of our time, describing a variety of accelerating economic, political, and cultural processes that constantly change our experience of the world. The fifth edition of this Very Short Introduction provides an exploration of both the causes and effects of the phenomenon.

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Europe's Crisis of Legitimacy: Governing by Rules and Ruling by Numbers in the Eurozone


Vivien A. Schmidt

May 2020

This volume examines the interrelationship between democratic legitimacy at the European level and the ongoing Eurozone crisis that began in 2010.

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Global Political Economy

Sixth Edition


John Ravenhill

April 2020

The most balanced blend of empirical material and critical analysis from the leading figures in Global Political Economy.

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Comparative Political Economy: Contours of a Subfield


Georg Menz

November 2017

This new and comprehensive volume on the subfield of comparative political economy in political science provides a detailed overview over its intellectual roots, clarifies its contents, and introduces the readers to key debates while identifying new and exciting avenues for future research.

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The BRICS: A Very Short Introduction


Andrew F. Cooper

April 2016

Very Short Introductions

Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa represent almost 18 per cent of the world economy, with their contribution to world growth having already exceeded 50 per cent. But what does the emergence of the BRICS mean for global politics? Andrew Cooper discusses the BRICS as a concept and its practice in global politics.

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Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition


James Fulcher

June 2015

Very Short Introductions

In this Very Short Introduction James Fulcher considers what capitalism is, the forms it can take around the world, and its history of crises and long-term development. In this new edition he discusses the fundamental impact of the global financial crises of 2007-8 and what it has meant for capitalism worldwide.

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The Theoretical Evolution of International Political Economy, Third Edition: A Reader

Third Edition


Darel Paul, Abla Amawi

October 2013

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Political Economy: The Contest of Economic Ideas, 3rd Edition: Political Economy: The Contest of Economic Ideas, 3rd Edition

Third Edition


Frank Stilwell

December 2011

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Understanding Regulation: Theory, Strategy, and Practice

Second Edition


Robert Baldwin, Martin Cave, Martin Lodge

October 2011

Based on cross-national and cross-sectoral case studies, the revised and updated second edition of this seminal and successful text provides a multi-disciplinary introduction to key debates in regulation, including fundamental and institutional strategies and issues surrounding the design and operation of regulatory institutions.

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