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The Geopolitics of Global Energy: The New Cost of Plenty

Timothy C. Lehmann, editor

In the all-encompassing energy realm, powerful state and private actors determine which of the world's many energy resources are developed ... and how societies are molded to accommodate those decisions. The authors of The Geopolitics of Global Energy delve into the energy realm, identifying the infrastructure investments of today that are shaping the use patterns and political dependencies of    More >

The Geopolitics of Global Energy: The New Cost of Plenty

The Changing Currents of Transpacific Integration: China, the TPP, and Beyond

Adrian H. Hearn and Margaret Myers, editors

This comprehensive assessment of transpacific economic integration explores the many ways that new approaches to multilateral cooperation, and notably the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), are transforming the regional landscape. Reflecting diverse views on the merits of new and wide-ranging agreements, the authors consider: To what extent will the TPP facilitate the US "pivot" to Asia    More >

The Changing Currents of Transpacific Integration: China, the TPP, and Beyond

Development and Underdevelopment: The Political Economy of Global Inequality, 5th edition

Mitchell A. Seligson and John T Passé-Smith, editors

The fifth edition of this classic reader retains many of the articles that have made the book a must-assign for classes on development and political economy, but has been updated with 14 new chapters that look even more deeply at long-term factors that help to explain the origins and current trends in the gap between rich and poor. An entirely new section focuses on natural resource and    More >

Development and Underdevelopment: The Political Economy of Global Inequality, 5th edition

Migrant Remittances and Development in the Global Economy

Manuel Orozco

Manuel Orozco moves beyond the numbers to provide a uniquely comprehensive, historically informed overview and analysis of the complex role of migrant remittances in the global economy. How do patterns of migration and remittances differ across regions? What kinds of regulatory and institutional frameworks best support the contributions of remittances to local development? What has been the    More >

Migrant Remittances and Development in the Global Economy

Exploring the Global Financial Crisis

Alan W. Cafruny and Herman M. Schwartz, editors

Did the financial crisis of 2008 and the subsequent recession rearrange the basic structures of the global economy? To answer that fundamental question, the authors of Exploring the Global Financial Crisis tackle a number of related questions: What has happened, for example, to global flows of people, goods, and capital? Will the euro and the dollar persist as global currencies? Can governments    More >

Exploring the Global Financial Crisis

Advocacy Across Borders: NGOs, Anti-Sweatshop Activism and the Global Garment Industry

Shae Garwood

Particularly compelling reading after the April 2013 building collapse that killed more than 1,000 garment workers in Bangladesh, Advocacy Across Borders explores the strategies, strengths—and limitations—of Northern-based NGOs that seek to improve conditions for the millions of workers in the clothing and textile industry who face long hours, inadequate wages, and abuse. Garwood    More >

Advocacy Across Borders: NGOs, Anti-Sweatshop Activism and the Global Garment Industry

China Engages Latin America: Tracing the Trajectory

Adrian H. Hearn and José Luis León-Manríquez, editors

What inroads is China making in Latin America? In China Engages Latin America, experts from three continents provide local answers to this global question. The authors explore the multiple motivations driving the establishment of new Sino–Latin American linkages, the nature of those linkages, and the reactions that they have generated. They also examine how China–Latin America    More >

China Engages Latin America: Tracing the Trajectory

Migration in the Global Political Economy

Nicola Phillips, editor

How does the evolution of global capitalism shape patterns and processes of migration? How does migration in turn shape and intersect with the forces at work in the global economy? How should we understand the relationship between migration and development, and how is migration connected with patterns of poverty and inequality? How are processes of migration and immigration governed in different    More >

Migration in the Global Political Economy

The Politics of Privatization: Wealth and Power in Postcommunist Europe

John A. Gould

In this remarkable story of postcommunist politics gone wrong, John Gould explores privatization’s role in the scramble for wealth and power in postcommunist Europe. Gould engages the core debates on privatization. Does democratic development facilitate effective capitalist reform, or vice versa? How do political legacies shape privatization choices? Is simultaneous transition feasible?    More >

The Politics of Privatization: Wealth and Power in Postcommunist Europe

The Reform of the Bolivian State: Domestic Politics in the Context of Globalization

Andreas Tsolakis

In 2005, two decades after President Victor Paz Estenssoro's New Economic Policy heralded the beginning of a profound transformation for Bolivia, violence had become endemic in the country, the economy was weak, and political corruption was flourishing. Evo Morales was elected to the presidency in a climate of intense social conflict and disorder, promising to deconstruct the entire political    More >

The Reform of the Bolivian State: Domestic Politics in the Context of Globalization

Human Rights in the Global Political Economy: Critical Processes

Tony Evans

Tony Evans critically investigates the theory and practice of human rights in the current global order. Evans covers a range of contentious debates as he considers critiques of the prevailing conceptions of human rights. He then explores the changing global context of human rights issues, the nature and status of human rights within that context, and recent institutional responses. With its    More >

Human Rights in the Global Political Economy: Critical Processes

Globalization in Africa: Recolonization or Renaissance?

Pádraig Carmody

Is globalization good for Africa? Pádraig Carmody explores the evolving nature and impact of globalization throughout the continent, as China, the US, and other economic powers exert their influence. Drawing especially on the cases of Chad, Sudan, and Zambia, Carmody considers whether the resource curse that has for so long plagued Africa can become a blessing. He also evaluates the    More >

Globalization in Africa: Recolonization or Renaissance?

Forced Labor: Coercion and Exploitation in the Private Economy

Beate Andrees and Patrick Belser, editors

Two centuries after the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade, at least 12.3 million people are subjected to modern forms of forced labor—in rich countries, as well as poor ones. The authors of Forced Labor present state-of-the art research on the manifestations of these slavery-like practices, why they continue to survive, and how they can be eliminated. Their conceptually rich    More >

Forced Labor: Coercion and Exploitation in the Private Economy

Crime and the Global Political Economy

H. Richard Friman, editor

Crime has gone global. Conventional explanations point to ways in which criminals have exploited technological innovations, deregulation, and free markets to triumph over state sovereignty. Crime and the Global Political Economy reveals a more complex reality. Taking as a point of departure the fact that state and societal actors are challenged by—and complicit in—the expansion of    More >

Crime and the Global Political Economy

The Myth of the Free Market: The Role of the State in a Capitalist Economy

Mark A. Martinez

Mark Martinez reveals how the myth of the "invisible hand" has distorted our understanding of the development and actual performance of modern capitalist markets. Martinez draws on historical cases to make it clear that political processes and the state are not only instrumental in making capitalist markets work, but that there would be no capitalist markets or wealth creation without    More >

The Myth of the Free Market: The Role of the State in a Capitalist Economy

The World Trade Organization: Changing Dynamics in the Global Political Economy

Anna Lanoszka

Providing context for the Doha Round stalemate, this comprehensive examination of the World Trade Organization covers all the basics: the WTO's history, its structure, and its practices and concerns. Lanoszka begins with an overview of the world trading system since the end of World War II and explains the profound changes brought about by the establishment of the WTO. A discussion of the    More >

The World Trade Organization: Changing Dynamics in the Global Political Economy

Foreign Investment and Domestic Development: Multinationals and the State

Jenny Rebecca Kehl

How is it that billions of dollars flow through the developing world without altering its reality of poverty and scarcity? Jenny Kehl explores the crucial relationship between foreign direct investment and domestic development, focusing on the wide variation in the capacity of governments to negotiate FDI to the advantage of their citizens. To isolate the influence of political factors, Kehl    More >

Foreign Investment and Domestic Development: Multinationals and the State

Globalization and Change in Asia

Dennis A. Rondinelli and John M. Heffron, editors

Globalization and Change in Asia explores three decades of adjustment on the part of governments, civil society, and the private sector to the complex new forces of international competition. Recognizing that the benefits of globalization have not accrued equally to all Asian countries, nor to all stratums of society, the authors seek lessons that can help shape development policy to effect the    More >

Globalization and Change in Asia

Business Power in Global Governance

Doris Fuchs

Has the political power of big business, particularly transnational corporations (TNCs), increased in our globalizing world? What, if anything, constrains TNCs? Analyzing the role of business in the global arena, this systematic and theoretically grounded book addresses these questions. Fuchs considers the implications of expanded lobbying efforts by businesses and business associations, the    More >

Business Power in Global Governance

Promises Not Kept: Poverty and the Betrayal of Third World Development, 7th edition

John Isbister

The seventh edition of this perennial favorite includes discussions of major initiatives such as the Millennial Development Goals, changes in international politics and approaches to global terrorism following the US-led military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, and updated throughout.    More >

Promises Not Kept: Poverty and the Betrayal of Third World Development, 7th edition

The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community

David C. Korten

In his classic When Corporations Rule the World, David Korten focused on the destructive nature of the global corporate economy and helped to spark a worldwide resistance movement. Now, in The Great Turning, he goes further to argue that the corporate consolidation of power is but one manifestation of what he calls "Empire": the organization of society through hierarchy and violence that    More >

The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community

Global Corporate Power

Christopher May, editor

Exploring the diverse ways that corporations affect the practices and structures of the global political economy, this innovative work addresses three fundamental questions: How can the corporation be most usefully conceptualized within the field of IPE? Does global governance succeed in constraining the power of multinational corporations? To what extent has the movement for corporate social    More >

Global Corporate Power

Tourists, Migrants, and Refugees: Population Movements in Third World Development

Milica Z. Bookman

As travelers increasingly seek out the exotic wildlife and idyllic sunsets of the developing world, a complex relationship involving tourism, the migration of workers, and the involuntary displacement of peoples has emerged. Milica Bookman explores that relationship—and the connection between population movements and economic development in third world countries. Bookman's multicountry    More >

Tourists, Migrants, and Refugees: Population Movements in Third World Development

A Civil Republic: Beyond Capitalism and Nationalism

Severyn T. Bruyn

Severyn T. Bruyn argues that—in a world of injustice, ecological destruction, violence and instability, weapons of mass destruction, and the rise of authoritarian government—our ability to craft a secure future lies in creating a "civil republic." Bruyn envisions a system of governance that merges core human values of civil society into a political economy that has reigned    More >

A Civil Republic: Beyond Capitalism and Nationalism

Profiting from Peace: Managing the Resource Dimensions of Civil War

Karen Ballentine and Heiko Nitzschke, editors

Providing both a means and a motive for armed conflict, the continued access of combatants in contemporary civil wars to lucrative natural resources has often served to counter the incentives for peace. Profiting from Peace offers the first comprehensive assessment of the practical strategies and tools that might be used effectively, by both international and state actors, to help reduce the    More >

Profiting from Peace: Managing the Resource Dimensions of Civil War

Negotiating Privacy: The European Union, the United States, and Personal Data Protection

Dorothee Heisenberg

How did the European Union come to be the global leader in setting data privacy standards? And what is the significance of this development? Dorothee Heisenberg traces the origins of the stringent EU privacy laws, the responses of the United States and other governments, and the reactions and concerns of a range of interest groups. Analyzing the negotiation of the original 1995 EU Data Protection    More >

Negotiating Privacy: The European Union, the United States, and Personal Data Protection

Intellectual Property Rights: A Critical History

Christopher May and Susan K. Sell

With intellectual property widely acknowledged today as a key component of economic development, those accused of stealing knowledge and information are also charged with undermining industrial innovation, artistic creativity, and the availability of information itself. How valid are these claims? Has the Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs) Agreement ushered in a new,    More >

Intellectual Property Rights: A Critical History

Guns and Butter: The Political Economy of International Security

Peter Dombrowski, editor

Reflecting the growing interest among scholars and practitioners in the relationship between security affairs and economics, this new volume explores the nature of that relationship in the first decade of the 21st century.   Among the issues addressed in the book are the impact of the events of September 11 and of the US response. The authors also consider whether the challenges of the    More >

Guns and Butter: The Political Economy of International Security

Getting Globalization Right: The Dilemmas of Inequality

Joseph S. Tulchin and Gary Bland, editors

Getting Globalization Right explores political and economic changes in seven new democracies that have in common both a movement toward greater integration with the world economy and the challenges posed by persistent or even increasing domestic economic inequalities.   The authors argue that, without effective national policies to dampen the effects of globalization, the short-term impact    More >

Getting Globalization Right: The Dilemmas of Inequality

Globalization and Social Exclusion: A Transformationalist Perspective

Ronaldo Munck

When global economies integrate, what disintegrates as a result? The answer, Ronaldo Munck contends, is social equality. To illustrate how globalization deepens existing inequities, Munck focuses on disparities in living conditions; the feminization of poverty; the global sex trade; the effects of racism, migration, and multiculturalism; and the formation and political manifestations of social    More >

Globalization and Social Exclusion: A Transformationalist Perspective

War Economies in a Regional Context: Challenges of Transformation

Michael Pugh and Neil Cooper, with Jonathan Goodhand

  Confronting the corrosive influence that war economies typically have on the prospects for peace in war-torn societies, this study critically analyzes current policy responses and offers a thought-provoking foundation for the development of more effective peacebuilding strategies. The authors focus on the role played by trade in precipitating and fueling conflict, with particular emphasis    More >

War Economies in a Regional Context: Challenges of Transformation

Knowledge Power: Intellectual Property, Information, and Privacy

Renée Marlin-Bennett

Knowledge Power introduces the interconnected roles of intellectual property, information, and privacy and explores the evolution of the domestic and international rules that govern them.   What roles are played by governments, individuals, firms, and others in shaping our knowledge world? How will the rules that we create—or unquestioningly accept—affect the contours of global    More >

Knowledge Power: Intellectual Property, Information, and Privacy

Gods, Guns, and Globalization: Religious Radicalism and International Political Economy

Mary Ann Tétreault and Robert A. Denemark, editors

Is it accurate to equate "fundamentalism" with antimodernism? What explains the growing importance of religious activists in world politics? Guns, Gods, and Globalization explores the multifaceted phenomenon of religious resurgence, ranging from the Christian right in the U.S. to ethnonationalist movements across North Africa and Asia. The authors' focus on the complex relationship    More >

Gods, Guns, and Globalization: Religious Radicalism and International Political Economy

Globalization and Inequality: Neoliberalism's Downward Spiral

John Rapley

Has the far-reaching experiment in creating a new world order along neoliberal lines succeeded? John Rapley answers with an emphatic no, contending that the rosy picture painted by neoliberal proponents of globalization was based on false assumptions. True, Rapley acknowledges, neoliberal reforms often have generated economic growth—but at a price. The resulting increase in inequality has    More >

Globalization and Inequality: Neoliberalism's Downward Spiral

Worlds Apart: Civil Society and the Battle for Ethical Globalization

John D. Clark

In Worlds Apart, John Clark shows us how the same opportunities and threats that have caused such rapid change in the economic and corporate worlds are also transforming the citizen's sector.    More >

Worlds Apart: Civil Society and the Battle for Ethical Globalization

Confronting Globalization: Economic Integration and Popular Resistance in Mexico

Timothy A. Wise, Hilda Salazar and Laura Carlsen, editors

Is the current model for economic globalization good for the poor or the environment? Are there alternatives? Amid rising worldwide protests that corporate elites wield too much influence over global economic governance, this book on Mexico's experience under the North American Free Trade Agreement offers insights into both questions.    More >

Confronting Globalization: Economic Integration and Popular Resistance in Mexico

International Political Economy: State-Market Relations in a Changing Global Order, 2nd Edition

C. Roe Goddard, Patrick Cronin, and Kishore C. Dash, editors

Introducing the classic and contemporary ideologies of international political economy, this anthology has been carefully constructed for classroom use. Articles representing contending views of IPE are followed by selections on the international monetary system, development assistance, and international trade. With the student reader in mind, each piece is prefaced with an editors' note    More >

International Political Economy: State-Market Relations in a Changing Global Order, 2nd Edition

The Political Economy of Armed Conflict: Beyond Greed and Grievance

Karen Ballentine and Jake Sherman, editors

Globalization, suggest the authors of this collection, is creating new opportunities—some legal, some illicit—for armed factions to pursue their agendas in civil war. Within this context, they analyze the key dynamics of war economies and the challenges posed for conflict resolution and sustainable peace. Thematic chapters consider key issues in the political economy of internal wars,    More >

The Political Economy of Armed Conflict: Beyond Greed and Grievance

The Hidden Assembly Line: Gender Dynamics of Subcontracted Work in a Global Economy

Radhika Balakrishnan, editor

The Hidden Assembly Line demonstrates how the impact of current global economic trends—changing production patterns, dictated by multinational corporations and IMF-influenced macroeconomic policies—form the economic reality of many women workers in Asia. Presenting case studies from India, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka, the contributors analyze household-level changes in    More >

The Hidden Assembly Line: Gender Dynamics of Subcontracted Work in a Global Economy

Capitalism and Justice: Envisioning Social and Economic Fairness

John Isbister

In Capitalism and Justice, John Isbister takes a practical approach to some of the most important questions of economic and social justice in the context of the global economy: How big a spread of incomes from rich to poor, for example, is consistent with social justice? Should inheritances be abolished? What sort of commitment should a rich country like the United States make to foreign aid?    More >

Capitalism and Justice: Envisioning Social and Economic Fairness

Bound: Living in the Globalized World

Scott Sernau

In his accessible, straightforward introduction to one of the key issues of our time, Scott Sernau explores the trends and practices have brought us to this new global century and then relates world issues to our everyday local experiences.    More >

Bound: Living in the Globalized World

The Post-Corporate World: Life After Capitalism

David C. Korten

One of Future Survey's Super 70 books David Korten challenges capitalism's claim to being a means of creating wealth and a champion of democracy as he examines the fissure between the promises of the new global capitalism and the realities of financial insecurity, inequality, social breakdown, and environmental destruction. Rejecting the inevitability of our current trajectory, he    More >

The Post-Corporate World: Life After Capitalism

The International Political Economy of the Environment: Critical Perspectives

Dimitris Stevis and Valerie J. Assetto, editors

When considering the nature of environmental problems, many scholars and practitioners assume that—while there may be disagreement about solutions—we know what the problems are. In contrast, the authors of this volume investigate the framing of both problems and solutions to clarify the particular political dynamics and preferences that they reflect and legitimate. They test their    More >

The International Political Economy of the Environment: Critical Perspectives

European Monetary Integration and Domestic Politics: Britain, France, and Italy

James I. Walsh

This book explains why three countries—Britain, France, and Italy—that have faced similar problems of high inflation and currency depreciation since the 1970s—Britain, France, and Italy—have pursued very different international monetary strategies. Walsh argues that international monetary policies produce predictable sets of winners and losers, and that policy choice is a    More >

Workers Without Frontiers: The Impact of Globalization on International Migration

Peter Stalker

This unique assessment of a complex and contentious issue brings together the latest information on international migration in the context of a global economy. Redressing a gap in most discussions of globalization, Stalker examines how migration interacts with movements of goods and capital, and how it is closely tied to social and economic changes. He makes starkly clear the major impact that    More >

Beyond Globalization: Shaping a Sustainable Global Economy

Hazel Henderson

Renowned economist and commentator Hazel Henderson’s critique of globalization sets out a panoramic vision of the changes required to reshape the global economy in the interests of social justice and sustainability.    More >

Beyond Globalization: Shaping a Sustainable Global Economy

Racing to Regionalize: Democracy, Capitalism, and Regional Political Economy

Kenneth P. Thomas and Mary Ann Tétreault, editors

The intensifying proliferation of regional organizations over the last decade is explored in this volume, which focuses on the workings of APEC, the European Union, the Gulf Co-operation Council, Mercosur, and NAFTA. The authors examine a number of critical issues: How does politics shape the construction of regional agreements? To what extent do these agreements incorporate or limit economic    More >

U.S. Politics and the Global Economy: Corporate Power, Conservative Shift

Ronald W. Cox and Daniel Skidmore-Hess

This thoughtful, highly original book investigates the influence of globalization on ideology and politics in the United States. Cox and Skidmore-Hess argue that U.S. policy increasingly has been motivated less by anxiety about the independence and stability of the domestic economy and more by worry about factors that might limit the participation of U.S. corporations in international markets.    More >

Property and the Making of the International System

Kurt Burch

This original work considers the emergence of the modern international system—that is, the global social context framing the diverse behaviors called international relations—in terms of the concepts of property and property rights. Burch argues that the development of "property" is a crucial aspect of contemporary claims about the modern state, sovereignty, international    More >

Constituting International Political Economy

Kurt Burch and Robert A. Denemark, editors

International political economy is both a discipline and a set of global practices and conditions. This volume explores how the two are related, illustrating the changing character of the global political economy, as well as changing perspectives on that character. The authors first consider how social issues, policy concerns, and philosophical judgments help constitute IPE both as a worldview    More >

Globalization: Critical Reflections

James H. Mittelman, editor

This book analyzes the empirical trends constituting the globalization process in the late twentieth century and explains its underlying causes and consequences. The authors explore the globalization of production, challenges to the state system represented by the contradictory pressures of sub- and supranationalism, and linkages between regionalism and globalizing tendencies. They also consider    More >

National Competitiveness in a Global Economy

David P. Rapkin and William P. Avery

The general public perception that the United States has lost some substantial measure of economic competitiveness—and that this loss is already manifest in the aggregate welfare and will be even more acutely felt in the future—has brought about pronounced changes in U.S. international trade policies. Aggressive unilateralism, technonationalist investment and R&D policies, and    More >

The Global Economy as Political Space

Stephen J. Rosow, Naeem Inayatullah, and Mark Rupert, editors

As contemporary capitalism integrates the planet to an unprecedented extent, the international political economy defines and constitutes new forces, practices, and movements. Not only are power centers shifting away from Cold War poles, but also the spatial and temporal frames of social life, both domestic and international, are reorganizing. Addressing these transformations, the authors of this    More >

World Agriculture and the GATT

William P. Avery, editor

Agriculture—central to the interests of both the rich industrialized countries, where it is heavily subsidized, and the poor nonindustrialized countries, where it is often the principal source of export earnings—has posed a problem for the global-free-trade regime since the beginning of the GATT. Multilateral trade negotiations have continually failed to bring agriculture into the    More >

The New International Political Economy

Craig N. Murphy and Roger Tooze, editors

Drawing on a range of different approaches and perspectives, The New International Political Economy is a bold attempt to set and develop a new agenda for IPE research. Its nine specially commissioned chapters by leading scholars in the field lay the theoretical foundations of a new IPE, provide new perspectives on orthodox IPE concerns, and move beyond the traditional agenda to address previously    More >

The Political Economy of Sanctions Against Apartheid

Haider Ali Khan

Existing political economy analyses of the arguments for and against imposing economic sanctions against South Africa, however astute, suffer from a lack of empirical analysis at any but the most descriptive level. Professor Khan has developed a new approach to the topic of the sanctions, combining the imperatives of capital accumulation and growth in South Africa with the particular political and    More >