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Overview

THE POLITICS OF INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC RELATIONS delivers the full breadth and depth of coverage readers need to truly understand the politics of today's world economy. Completely updated, the seventh edition reflects the sweeping changes that continue to reshape the international arena. It offers solid, contemporary coverage of political and economic relations, economic polarization in developing nations, and the roots of economic decline in centrally planned economies. An emphasis on the impact of globalization makes it ideal for equipping readers with a global perspective.

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"The book does a fantastic job of explaining the negotiations and subsequent institutions that emerged in the post 1945 era."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534602741
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/12/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 504
  • Sales rank: 1,176,741
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Joan E. Spero is President of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, which strives to improve the quality of people's lives through grants supporting performing arts, environmental conservation, medical research, and child maltreatment prevention as well as preservation of Doris Duke's properties. Renowned throughout the field of political science, Spero received her doctorate in political science from Columbia University, where she taught international politics and economics from 1973 to 1979. In 1980, she was named U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Economic and Social Council by President Jimmy Carter. From 1981 to 1993, she served as an executive at the American Express Company, ultimately executive vice president for corporate affairs and communications. Dr. Spero's vast political experience also includes serving as undersecretary of state for economic, business, and agricultural affairs in the Clinton Administration.

Jeffrey A. Hart is Professor of Political Science at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he has taught international politics and international political economy since 1981. He taught at Princeton University from 1973 to 1980, served as a professional staff member of the President's Commission for a National Agenda for the Eighties from 1980-1981, and worked at the Office of Technology Assessment of the U.S. Congress as an internal contractor in 1985-1986. Dr. Hart received his doctorate in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1975.

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Table of Contents

Part I: AN OVERVIEW. 1. From Management to Governance in International Economic Relations. Part II: THE WESTERN SYSTEM. 2. Governing the International Monetary System. 3. International Trade and Domestic Politics. 4. The Multinational Corporation and Global Governance. Part III: THE NORTH-SOUTH SYSTEM. 5. The North-South System and the Possibility of Change. 6. Financial Flows to Developing Countries. 7. Trade and Development Strategies. 8. Multinational Corporations in the Third World. 9. Oil, Commodity Cartels, and Power. Part IV: IMPLICATIONS OF THE END OF THE COLD WAR. 10. The Transition to Capitalism in Formerly Communist Countries. 11. Conclusions: Globalization and Governance.

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