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Global Political Economy


Edited by Nicola Phillips

Publication Date - 25 August 2023

ISBN: 9780198853220

456 pages
9.7 x 7.4 inches


Centred around key topics and debates, Global Political Economy encourages students new to the field to explore its breadth and diversity, and understand how to approach and answer the big questions that matter today. Written by scholars from around the world, the textbook reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the field by addressing essential topics and themes, such as poverty, labour, migration, and the environment.

Each chapter includes a unique 'Roundtable' feature, in which a diverse range of scholars consider a key question, introducing students to the dialogue between academics on core issues, and the interplay and value of different opinions, and perspectives. The 'Over to You' element invites the reader to consider the persuasiveness of the arguments, reflect upon their own perspective, and become an active participant in the debate.

With a strong emphasis on 'globalising' the study of GPE, the textbook introduces to students the idea that it matters who is talking and writing, that there are different ways of seeing the world, and that bringing together different theoretical and methodological perspectives adds to the depth and richness of their understanding.


  • A multi-disciplinary approach to GPE which incorporates a diverse range of perspectives and fresh thinking to help students navigate the most pressing issues of today's world
  • Engages students new to the field of GPE by focusing on the big questions, topics, and debates, such as health, inequality, and migration
  • Draws on a wealth of examples from around the globe to ground the discussion in everyday practices and to help students understand the impact of key GPE processes and dynamics across different parts of the world
  • Includes a unique roundtable feature to encourage readers to become an active participant in the discussion and debates which animate GPE
  • Available as an e-book enhanced with self-assessment activities and multi-media content to offer a fully immersive experience and extra learning support

About the Author(s)

Nicola Phillips is the Provost at the University of Melbourne.

Table of Contents

    1. What, Who and Where is GPE?, Nicola Phillips
    2. How to Study Global Political Economy, Leonard Seabrooke and Kevin L. Young
    3. How to Think about Global Political Economy, Benjamin J. Cohen
    4. Globalization and Neoliberalism, Jacqueline Best
    5. Finance, Lena Rethel
    6. Trade, Erin Hannah and James Scott
    7. Production and Business, Kate MacDonald
    8. Health, Simon Rushton
    9. Environment and Climate, Hayley Stevenson
    10. Inequality, Eduardo Ortiz Juárez and Andrew Sumner
    11. Crime, Asif Efrat
    12. Labour and Work, Matthew Alford
    13. Migration, Nicola Piper and Stuart Rosewarne
    14. Global Governance, Richard Jolly and Thomas G. Weiss
    15. States, Geopolitics, and the Global Economy, Andrew Hurrell

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