Global Political Economy: Contemporary Theories

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What are the cutting edge debates in global political economy? This book presents an invaluable overview of all the major contemporary debates and approaches at the forefront of European and North American global political economy. The book covers the following topics:

* the six central concepts of global political economy: state, firm, capital, power, labour and globalisation
* theories at the frorefront of GPE: rational choice, neo-institutionalism, neo-Marxism, constructivism and postmodernity
* recent developments in theoretical approaches such as game theory, modern rational and public choice theory, development theory, historical sociology
* how global political economy is best understood in terms of three traditions of political economy: Marxism, rationalism and hermeneutics/institutionalism

No other book provides such succinct summaries, by international experts in the field, of such topical and wide-ranging issues. This book represents an essential textbook, ideal for students and lecturers in International Political Economy and International Relations.

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Ronen Palan is Professor of International Political Economy at City University, London, UK

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Table of Contents

1. New Trends in Global Political Economy Part 1: Key Categories in the Global Political Economy 2. Structuring the Political Arena Public Arena: Public goods, states and governance in a globalizing world 3. Approaching the Organisation of Economic Activity in the Age of Cross-Border Alliance Capitalism 4. The Use and Misuse of Power Analysis in International Theory 5. Capital Accumulation: Breaking the dualism of 'economics' and 'politics' 6. Labour and IPE: Rediscovering human agency 7. Globalisation: Trend or project? Part 2: Theoretical Innovation and Contemporary Debates 8. Game Theory: International trade, conflict and cooperation 9. New institutionalism and international relations 10. Globalization and Theories of Regulation 11. Transnational Historical Materialism: Theories of transnational class formation and world order 12. A Nebbish Presence: Undervalued contributions of sociological institutionalism to IPE 13. Trends in Development Theory 14. The Constructivist Underpinnings of the New International Political Economy 15. Historical Sociology and Global Transformation 16. Global Passion within Global Interests: Race, gender, and culture in our postcolonial order

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