International Political Economy: A Reader

Paperback | January 12, 2010

byAxel Hulsemeyer

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This reader is a collection of primary readings that introduces students to international political economy (IPE), an area of study concerned with the relationship between the two dominant forms of social organization in the modern world: 'the state' and 'the market'. Divided into five partsranging from Adam Smith's theory of the invisible hand to recent discussions of hemispheric integration, it contains thirty-five unabridged selections that highlight the historical development, major theoretical debates, and practical issues within IPE. Each section opens with a concise introductionthat presents key concepts and concludes with study questions and annotated suggestions for further reading.

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This reader is a collection of primary readings that introduces students to international political economy (IPE), an area of study concerned with the relationship between the two dominant forms of social organization in the modern world: 'the state' and 'the market'. Divided into five partsranging from Adam Smith's theory of the invis...

Axel Hulsemeyer is Associate Professor in the Political Science Department at Concordia University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:584 pages, 9.9 × 8 × 0.9 inPublished:January 12, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsBiographical NoteMain IntroductionPart I - The Dominant Theories of IPE1. LiberalismAdam Smith: An Inquiry into the Nature and the Causes of the Wealth of Nations: Of the Division of Labour, Of the Principle Which Gives Occasion to the Division of Labour, and That the Division of Labour Is Limited by the Extent of the MarketDavid Ricardo: The Principles of Political Economy and TaxationJohn M. Keynes: The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money: The General Theory, The Postulates of Classical Economics, and Concluding Notes on the Social Philosophy towards which the General Theory Might Lead2. (Neo-)Mercantilist ReflectionFriedrich List: The National System of Political Economy: The Theory of the Powers of Production and the Theory of Values, Customs Duties as a Chief Means of Establishing and Protecting the Internal Manufacturing PowerKlaus Knorr: The Power of Nations: The Political Economy of International Relations: The Bases of National Economic PowerKlaus Stegemann: (Policy Rivalry Among Industrial States: What Can We Learn from Models of Strategic Trade Policy?3. (Neo-)Marxist ReflectionFrederick Engels: Outlines of a Critique of Political EconomyVladimir I. Lenin: Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism: Imperialism as a Special Stage of CapitalismImmanuel M. Wallerstein: The Rise and Future Demise of the World Capitalist System: Concepts for Comparative Analysis4. Post-Positivist ResponseAlexander Wendt: Anarchy Is What States Make of It: The Social Construction of Power PoliticsV. Spike Peterson: How (the Meaning of ) Gender Matters in Political EconomyReview QuestionsFurther LiteraturePart II - Structures of IPE1. The Politics of International TradeRichard H. Steinberg: In the Shadow of Law or Power? Consensus-Based Bargaining and Outcomes in the GATT/WTOSol Picciotto: Private Rights vs. Public Standards in the WTO2. The Political Economy of Money and FinanceJohn B. Goodman and Louis W. Pauly: The Obsolescence of Capital Controls? Economic Management in an Age of Global MarketsAdam Harmes: Institutional Investors and Polanyi's Double Movement: A Model of Contemporary Currency Crises3. International Production and Multinational CorporationsCharles P. Kindleberger: American Business Abroad: Six Lectures on Direct Investment: The International CorporationLouis W. Pauly and Simon Reich: National Structures and Multinational Corporate Behaviors: Enduring Differences in the Age of GlobalizationReview QuestionsFurther LiteraturePart III - Economic Globalization and 'the State'1. Globalization I - Which Role for the State?Peter Evans: The Eclipse of the State? Reflections on Stateness in an Era of GlobalizationPaul Hirst and Grahame Thompson: Globalization and the Future of the Nation State2. Globalization II - Toward Convergence?Robert Boyer: The Convergence Hypothesis Revisited: Globalization but Still the Century of Nations?Daniel W. Drezner: Globalization and Policy ConvergenceReview QuestionsFurther LiteraturePart IV - Regional Integration: Europe and Beyond1. Conceptualizing the PhenomenonRaimo Vayrynen: Regionalism: Old and NewYi Feng and Gaspare M. Genna: Regional Integration and Domestic Institutional Homogeneity: A Comparative Analysis of Regional Integration in the Americas, Pacific Asia, and Western Europe2. Regional Integration I - The European UnionPaul Pierson: The Path to European Integration: a Historical Institutionalist AnalysisAndrew Moravcsik: What Can We Learn from the Collapse of the European Constitutional Project?3. Regional Integration II - Western HemisphereKarl Kaltenthaler and Frank O. Mora: Explaining Latin American Economic Integration: The Case of MercosurNicola Phillips: Hemispheric Integration and Subregionalism in the Americas4. Regional Integration III - Southeast AsiaPaul Bowles: Asia's Post-Crisis Regionalism: Bringing the State Back in, Keeping the (United) States outDouglas Webber: Two Funerals and a Wedding? The Ups and Downs of Regionalism in East Asia and Asia Pacific after the Asian CrisisReview QuestionsFurther LiteraturePart V - Toward the 21st Century1. Continuing North-South Disparity - New Recipes?Robert Hunter Wade: What Strategies are Viable for Developing Countries Today? The World Trade Organization and the Shrinking of 'Development Space'Arie M. Kacowicz: Globalization, Poverty, and the North-South Divide2. Transition Economies - From the Outside Looking InDavid Bartlett and Wendy Hunter: Market Structures, Political Institutions and Democratization: The Latin American and East European ExperiencesRalf J. Leiteritz and Lars Handrich: Post-Communist Transformation and Industrial Relations: A Fast-Track to the 'Competition State' in Eastern Europe?3. Sustainable DevelopmentPeter Newell and Matthew Paterson: A Climate for Business: Global Warming, the State, and CapitalChristoph Gorg and Ulrich Brand: Environmental Politics and Competition between Nation-States: On the Regulation of BiodiversityReview QuestionsFurther Literature