Contents: Introduction: embedding global markets, John Gerard Ruggie. Part I The Idea of Embedded Liberalism: Reconstructing embedded liberalism: John Gerard Ruggie and constructivist approaches to the study of the international trade regime, Andrew T.F. Lang; Hollowing out Keynesian norms: how the search for a technical fix undermined the Bretton Woods regime, Jacqueline Best. Part II Embedded Liberalism in Practice: Trade, globalization, economic performance, and social protection: 19th-century British laissez-faire and post World War II US-embedded liberalism, Salvatore Pitruzzello; Why do open economies have bigger governments? Dani Rodrik; Government spending and public support for trade in the OECD: an empirical test of the embedded liberalism theses, Jude C. Hayes, Sean D. Ehrlich and Clint Peinhardt; Globalization and the decline of the welfare state in less-developed countries, Nita Rudra. Part III A Global Civic Order?: Values and interests in attitudes toward trade and globalization: the continuing compromise of embedded liberalism, Robert Wolfe and Matthew Mendelsohn; Taking embedded liberalism global: the corporate connection, John Gerard Ruggie; Index.
John G. Ruggie, Harvard University, USA John Gerard Ruggie, Andrew T.F. Lang, Jacqueline Best, Salvatore Pitruzzello, Dani Rodrik, Jude C. Hayes, Sean D. Ehrlich, Clint Peinhardt, Nita Rudra, Robert Wolfe, Matthew Mendelsohn.
'One of the leading theorists of international relations is the editor of this timely collection of essays. The book elaborates on one of Ruggie's most important papers. The contributions in this volume add plenty of empirical meat to a bare bone analytical construct that has enticed our political intuitions for decades. The challenges and opportunities of contemporary globalization thus appear in novel light.' Peter J. Katzenstein, Cornell University, USA 'This fascinating volume shows how the concept of "embedded liberalism", developed by John Gerard Ruggie in 1982, has been used by scholars to understand the connections between economic openness and conceptions of social purpose in the international political economy. Embedding Global Markets is a "must-read" for those who want to understand world politics in the 21st century.' Robert O. Keohane, Princeton University, USA 'A book on international political economy that enjoys endorsements from both Peter Katzenstein and Robert Keohane is always likely to have much in its favour: this book is no exception. It is a collection of essays tightly themed around John Gerard Ruggie's concept of embedded liberalism...[it] is therefore well worth the read, especially when it is edited by and receives the explicit support of Ruggie himself...The work is undeniably top quality...' Political Studies Review