Global Political Economy: Evolution and Dynamics

Global Political Economy: Evolution and Dynamics

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


This text on global political economy provides a broad-ranging but concise historical account of the emergence of a worldwide economy since the 15th century combined with a systematic analysis of international political economy at the beginning of the 21st century. The book is theoretically informed but it introduces a broad range of approaches and shows how these can be applied and how useful they are in tackling key issues - from trade, production and finance to social divisions, development and the environment. It concludes by considering global governance and most centrally how markets can be regulated to meet human purposes in an increasingly global economy.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
Edition: illustrated edition
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Published: 14 Nov 2003

ISBN 10: 0333689631
ISBN 13: 9780333689639

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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. Students will be engaged by the authors' judicious blend of theory, history, and contemporary evidence. - Louis W. Pauly, Director, Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto.
Author Bio
ROBERT O'BRIEN holds the LIUNA Enrico Henry Mancinelli Professorship in Global Labour Issues and is the Associate Director of the Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition 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 and Head of School of Politics and International Relations, University of New South Wales, Australia.