International Political Economy / Edition 5

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Broadly viewing the global economy as a political competition that produces winners and losers, International Political Economy holistically and accessibly introduces the field of IPE to readers with limited background in political theory, history, and economics. This book surveys major interests and institutions and examines how state and non-state actors pursue wealth and power. Emphasizing fundamental economic concepts as well as the interplay between domestic and international politics, International Political Economy not only explains how the global economy works; it also encourages readers to think critically about how economic policy is made in the context of globalization.

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“This is an excellent textbook for undergraduate courses in international political economy. Oatley’s exposition is clear and complete; it presents both basic theoretical foundations and effective contemporary applications. The book is analytically sophisticated and empirically rich and provides an exceptional introduction to the field.”–Jeffry A. Frieden, Harvard University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205060634
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/6/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 341,993
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas Oatley is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. International Political Economy

Chapter 2. The WTO and the World Trade System

Chapter 3. The Political Economy of International Trade Cooperation

Chapter 4. A Society-Centered Approach to the Politics of Trade

Chapter 5. A State-Centered Approach to Trade Politics

Chapter 6. Trade and Development I: Import Substitution Industrialization

Chapter 7. Trade and Development II: Economic Reform

Chapter 8. Multinational Corporations in the Global Economy

Chapter 9. The Politics of Multinational Corporations

Chapter 10. The International Monetary System

Chapter 11. Contemporary International Monetary Arrangements

Chapter 12. A Society-Centered Approach to Monetary and Exchange-Rate Policies

Chapter 13. A State-Centered Approach to Monetary and Exchange-Rate Policies

Chapter 14. Developing Countries and International Finance I: The Latin American Debt Crisis

Chapter 15. Developing Countries and International Finance II: A Decade of Crises

Chapter 16. Globalization: Consequences and Controversies

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