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The fifth edition of Global Political Economy offers a comprehensive introduction to global political economy, combining theory, history, and contemporary issues and debates. Renowned for its balance of empirical material and critical analysis, the expert authors introduce readers to the diversity of perspectives in global political economy, and encourage students to unpack claims and challenge explanations.This new edition features a rewritten chapter on the Global Trade Regimes and thorough updates throughout to reflect the rise of new actors and the role of developing economies in global governance.New to this Edition Chapter 5: `The Evolution of the Global Trade Regime' has been rewritten by Professor Ann Capling (University of Melbourne) and Dr Silke Trommer (University of Manchester). Part Two: `Global Trade and Productions' has been restructured to include Chapter 7: `The Globalization of Production' to provide students more comprehensive coverage of global trade and production. Increased coverage of the rise of new actors, especially the BRICs, and the role of developing economies in global governance.
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Table of Contents

PART I THEORETICAL APPROACHES TO GLOBAL POLITICAL ECONOMY; PART II GLOBAL TRADE AND PRODUCTION; PART III GLOBAL FINANCE; PART IV GLOBALIZATION AND THE STATE; PART V DEVELOPMENT, EQUALITY, AND THE ENVIRONMENT

About the Author

John Ravenhill is Director of the Balsillie School of International Affairs, and Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo, Canada.

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'Global Political Economy is balanced in its presentation of debates, and rigorous in its arguments, providing an excellent guide for students in understanding international political economy.' * Dr Kelly Gerard, University of Western Australia * 'This text just keeps getting better and better. The coverage is comprehensive, thoroughtly revised to keep up with contemporary developments, and the quality of the scholarship is uniformly high. Students of international political economy could not ask for a more enlightening introduction to the field.' * Professor Benjamin J. Cohen, University of California, Santa Barbara * 'Ravenhill's Global Political Economy is extremely accessibile and the quality of the analysis is superb. Most importantly, though, it helps students to unpack big claims.' * Dr Huw Macartney, University of Birmingham *

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