Global Political Economy: Evolution and Dynamics

Global Political Economy: Evolution and Dynamics

by Marc Williams (Author), Marc Williams (Author), Robert O'Brien (Author)


This popular and successful text provides a comprehensive introduction to the global political economy of today, set in a broad historical context. It introduces an unusually wide range of theoretical approaches and highlights how useful they are in tackling key issues - from trade, production and finance to social divisions, development and the environment. The second edition has been revised and updated throughout with the addition of additional chapters on gender, on ideas, and on key current issues and debates.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 496
Edition: 2
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Published: 06 Apr 2007

ISBN 10: 0230006698
ISBN 13: 9780230006690

Media Reviews
Comments on the 1st edition: 'Comprehensive, theoretically sophisticated, and empirically rich. Right now, this is quite simply the best textbook in the field.' - Craig N. Murphy, Wellesley College and President, International Studies Association 2001/2 'A well-pitched, concise and accessible introduction to the fast-changing field of international political economy. Studies will be engaged by the authors' judicious blend of theory, history, and contemporary evidence.' - Louis W. Pauly, Director for International Studies, University of Toronto 'This is an excellent book... comprehensive in its approach, informative but highly original, presenting a pertinent and well sustained argument.' - Rodica Milena Zaharia, The European Legacy
Author Bio
ROBERT O'BRIEN holds the LIUNA/ Enrico Henry Mancinelli Professorship in Global Labour Issues at McMaster University, Canada. He has published books and articles on the subjects of international trade, global labour issues, social movements and international economic institutions, global social policy. MARC WILLIAMS is Professor of International Relations, University of New South Wales, Australia. His research focuses on global environmental politics, social movements, and global economic governance.