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Global Political Economy

Sixth Edition

Edited by John Ravenhill

April 2020

ISBN: 9780198820642

536 pages
Paperback
246x189mm

In Stock

Price: £34.99

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

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

  • A stimulating yet accessible guide to political economy which helps students understand complex issues such as global trade and global finance as well as pertinent topics including development, equality and the environment
  • Packed with contemporary case studies to help students apply economic theory to the real world
  • Debates are critically presented and situated in their historical context, enabling students to form their own views and arguments
  • Includes carefully developed pedagogical features, such as rigorous end of chapter questions which help students reflect on their learning, test their knowledge, and form their own views
  • Accompanied by a range of online resources, to help students take their learning further
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

New to this edition

  • Thoroughly updated to incorporate recent developments, such as the Trump administration, Brexit and economic nationalism
  • Includes brand new coverage of the international political economy of work and labour, an increasingly important topic in global political economy
  • Now explores the international political economy of energy, a popular area of study
  • Enhanced coverage of the political economy of the environment
  • New material on globalization, inequality, and poverty

About the Author(s)

Edited by John Ravenhill, Director of the Balsillie School of International Affairs and Professor of Political Science, University of Waterloo, Canada

Edited by John Ravenhill, Director of the Balsillie School of International Affairs and Professor of Political Science, University of Waterloo, Canada

Table of Contents

    Part I Theoretical Approaches to Global Political Economy
    1:The Study of Global Political Economy, John Ravenhill
    2:The Nineteenth-Century Roots of Theoretical Traditions in Global Political Economy, Matthew Watson
    3:Cooperation and Conflict in the Global Political Economy, Cédric Dupont and Vinod Aggarwal
    4:The Domestic Sources of Foreign Economic Policies, Michael J Hiscox
    Part II Global Trade and Production
    5:The Evolution of the Global Trade Regime, Silke Trommer
    6:Regional Trade Agreements, John Ravenhill
    7:The Globalization of Production, Eric Thun
    Part III Global Finance
    8:The Evolution of the International Monetary and Financial System, Eric Helleiner and Melsen Babe
    9:Financial Openness and the Challenge of Global Governance, Louis W Pauly
    Part IV Globalization and the State
    10:The Logics of Economic Globalization, Anthony McGrew
    11:Globalization's Impact on States, Colin Hay
    Part V Development, Equality, and the Environment
    12:Growth, Inequality and Poverty: Power and Evidence in Global 'Best Practice' Economic Policy, Robert Hunter Wade
    13:The Political Economy of Development, Nicola Phillips
    14:The Political Economy of the Environment, Peter Dauvergne

Reviews

"Review from previous edition 'Ravenhill's Global Political Economy is extremely accessible and the quality of the analysis is superb. Most importantly, though, it helps students to unpack big claims.'" - Dr Huw Macartney, University of Birmingham

"'This text just keeps getting better and better. The coverage is comprehensive, thoroughly revised to keep up with contemporary developments, and the quality of the scholarship is uniformly high. Students could not ask for a more incisive and thoughful introduction to the study of global political economy.'" - Professor Benjamin Cohen, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

"'Global Political Economy is balanced in its presentation of debates, and rigorous in its arguments, providing an excellent guide for students in understanding international political economy.'" - Dr Kelly Gerard, University of Western Australia

"Without a doubt, this is the leading textbook for any student of global political economy. Ravenhill brings together many of the leading scholars in an unrivaled collection." - Dr Iain Hardie, The University of Edinburgh, UK

"This edition continues to provide students with the most comprehensive introduction to global political economy on the market, bar none. I value its thoroughness, clarity, and the balance it strikes between theory and practice." - Professor Randall Germain, Carleton University, Canada

Additional Resources

Digital formats and resources

Global Political Economy is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats.

The e-book offers a mobile experience and convenient access along with functionality tools, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks

This book is supported by online resources designed to help students take their learning further.

Student resources include:
- Flashcard glossary to help students revise and test their understanding
- Timeline to strengthen student's historical knowledge
- Web links to encourage students to read more widely, and explore alternative perspectives

Instructor resources:
- PowerPoint slides
- Figures and tables from the book