Encyclopedia of International Political Economy: Three Volume Set

Encyclopedia of International Political Economy: Three Volume Set

by R. J. Barry Jones
     
 

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This three volume Encyclopedia offers the first comprehensive and authoritative survey of the rapidly developing field of international political economy. Its entries cover the major theoretical issues and analytical approaches within the field. The set also provides detailed discussion of the contributions of key individuals and surveys a wide range of

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This three volume Encyclopedia offers the first comprehensive and authoritative survey of the rapidly developing field of international political economy. Its entries cover the major theoretical issues and analytical approaches within the field. The set also provides detailed discussion of the contributions of key individuals and surveys a wide range of empirical conditions and developments within the global political economy, including its major institutions.
The Encyclopedia has been designed to be eclectic in approach and wide-ranging in coverage. Theoretical entries range from discussions of the definition and scope of the field, through core methodological questions such as rationalism and the structure-agent problem, to surveys of the major theories and approaches employed in the study of the international political economy.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'Fills a unique niche ... Students will find this set of value for a variety of courses ... Academic libraries supporting curriculums ranging from public administration to international studies will want to consider this set.' - Against the Grain, February 2002

'A comprehensive survey of political economy.' - Takis Fotopoulos

Booknews
Covering concepts, institutions, personages, treaties, and laws, both historical and contemporary, this three-volume encyclopedia, which was five years in the making, presents entries on the wide range of subjects pertinent to the sub-discipline of international political economy. Beginners will find overviews and starting points for further research; those seasoned in the field will find considerable depth and substance. From David Ricardo's concept of "absolute advantage" to the Zapatista rebellion and zero sum games, some 1,400 entries vary in length from a paragraph to many pages, with some offering detailed explanations of such complicated matters as the Bretton Woods monetary regime, while others simply offer brief overviews of institutions such as banks or development corporations. Each entry is signed and includes references and cross-references; an extensive index for the set is included with the third volume. The long cast of contributors includes participants from the US and the UK (mostly), with a few from Europe, Canada, and Australia; the general editor, R.J. Barry Jones is affiliated with the U. of Reading, UK. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415145329
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Pages:
1864
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.00(h) x 4.40(d)

Meet the Author

R.J. Barry Jones is professor of international relations at the University of Reading, UK. His work encompasses international relations' theory and international political economy and he has published six books in the field of political economy and international political economy. His most recent publications have focused upon globalization - its nature and sources and, most recently, its implications for the state and for effective governance.

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