A complete and accessible overview of how politics and economics collide in a global context
This text surveys the theories, institutions, and relationships that characterize IPE and highlights them in a diverse range of regional and transnational issues. The bestseller in the field, Introduction to International Political Economy positions students to critically evaluate the global economy and to appreciate the personal impact of political, economic, and social forces.
David Balaam is Professor Emeritus of International Political Economy at the University of Puget Sound. Bradford Dillman is Associate Professor of International Political Economy at the University of Puget Sound.
PART I: PERSPECTIVES ON INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY 1. What Is International Political Economy? 2."Laissez-Faire":The Economic Liberal Perspective 3. Wealth and Power: The Mercantalist Perspective 4. Economic Determinism and Exploitation: The Structuralist Perspective 5. Alternative Perspectives on International Political Economy PART II: STRUCTURES OF INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY 6. The Production and Trade Structure 7. The International Monetary and Finance Structure 8. International Debt and Financial Crises 9. The Global Security Strcuture 10. The Knowledge and Technology Structure PART III: STATES AND MARKETS 11. The Development Conundrum: Choice Amidst Constraints 12. Regionalism: Toward a More Perfect (European) Union 13. Moving into Position: The Rising Powers 14. The Middle East: The Quest for Development and Democracy PART IV: TRANSNATIONAL PROBLEMS 15. The Illicit Global Economy: The Dark Side of Globalization 16. Migration and Tourism: People on the Move 17. Transnational Corporations: The Governance of Foreign Investment 18. Food and Hunger: Market Failure and Injsutice 19. Oil and Energy: Dependency and Resources Curses 20. The Environment: Steering Away from Global Disaste