International Political Economy in the 21st Century: Contemporary Issues and Analyses

International Political Economy in the 21st Century: Contemporary Issues and Analyses

By: Christopher Farrands (author), Imad El-Anis (author), Roy Smith (author), Chris White (author)Paperback

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No approach to world affairs in the 21st century can afford to ignore the impact that processes of globalisation are having on governments, economies, cultures, and individuals. An understanding of the theories that underpin International Political Economy, and their practical applications, is therefore crucial to the study of international relations, politics, development and economics. In this comprehensive and accessible introduction to the field, the authors consider traditional and alternative approaches to IPE, elucidating key concepts, assumptions and the intellectual and historical context in which they arose and developed -- making clear at all times their relevance to issues from trade finance and government, to environment, technology, development and culture. The style of this book encourages independent reflection and critical thinking. Each chapter relates theoretical analysis to contemporary issues, by way of giving the student a better understanding of the theory, and also demonstrating the value of theory in the real world.

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Roy Smith is Lecturer and Programme Leader for MA International Development at Nottingham Trent University. His teaching focuses on the political economy of small island states with a regional emphasis on the Pacific.

Imad El-Anis is Lecturer and Programme Leader for BA (Hons) International Relations at Nottingham Trent University. He specialises in IR and IPE theory and the international relations of the Middle East and North Africa.

Christopher Farrands is Lecturer and Programme Leader for MA International Relations and Nottingham Trent University. His specialities include IR and IPE theory, foreign policy analysis, the international relations of Europe, energy security and technology.


List of figures and tables Contributors Preface Acknowledgements Publisher's acknowledgements List of abbreviations Introduction 1 The theoretical foundations of IPE 2 Mainstream contemporary approaches of IPE 3 Alternative contemporary approaches of IPE 4 Globalisation and IPE 5 National, international, regional and global governance 6 Trade 7 Global finance 8 Development 9 Environment 10 Technology 11 Culture 12 Security Concluding thoughts and remarks Glossary Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 14/12/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780582473683
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780582473683
  • weight: 502
  • ISBN10: 0582473683

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