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International Political Economy: Contrasting World Views

International Political Economy: Contrasting World Views
Author: Raymond C. Miller
ISBN 13: 9780415384094
ISBN 10: 415384095
Edition: 1
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2008-08-30
Format: Paperback
Pages: 296
List Price: $52.95

This textbook is the perfect short introduction to the fundamental theories and issues of international political economy (IPE).

Written in a concise and accessible style, the text equips students with the necessary skills and knowledge to understand this complex and fascinating area. Engaging with both classical theories and the main contemporary debates, this is the ideal starting point for the study of IPE.

The text introduces students to the three main theoretical approaches in IPE: free market, institutionalist and historical materialist. The strengths and weaknesses of the theories are then illustrated by a series of fascinating applied case studies in such core areas as international trade, finance, transnational corporations, development and the environment.

Combining clear historical and theoretical explanation with detailed empirical examples this is essential reading for students of international political economy, global governance and international economics.