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International Political Economy (IPE) has become one of the most innovative and productive areas of International Relations in recent years. With origins in classical political economy, heterodox economics, political science, human geography, sociology and other social sciences, IPE has gained in academic weight and political relevance during the past thirty years and has come to embrace a diverse range of disciplinary perspectives. This five-volume set draws together the key foundational materials from a range of disciplinary sources, allowing students at all levels to have access to the complex origins of this growing body of historical and contemporary scholarship. Consisting of entries drawn from academic journals, books and other appropriate sources and representing both the historical origins of IPE as well as some of the foremost contemporary voices, this set is introduced by an essay outlining the development of IPE since the 1980s and explaining the key themes represented by the entries chosen. Contents: Volume I on the History and Theories of IPE presents, in a systematic manner, the seminal theoretical and historical pieces that shaped the present agenda of IPE. Volume II on States, Power and Hegemony traces the development of theories of hegemony, from orthodox theories such as the 'hegemonic stability theory' through to responses to globalization and current debates on the governance of the world economy. Volume III on Central Issues in IPE: Production, Trade and Finance addresses the key structural changes that have taken place in the past three decades in the sphere of finance, production and trade. Volume IV on IPE in the New Century: Emerging Issues and Theories analyses some of the emerging problems in contemporary IPE such as the changing structural configuration of global political economy and the so-called 'shadow' political economy.
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Volume OnePART ONE: HISTORY AND THEORIES OF INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMYIntroduction - Angus Cameron, Anastasia Nesvetailova and Ronen PalanWhat Is International Political Economy?The Study of International Political Economy - Robert GilpinInternational Political Economy - S Krasner Abiding DiscordWake up, Krasner! The World Has Changed - S StrangeKey Theoretical TextsSocial Space - H LefebvreInternational Regimes, Transactions and Change - John Gerard Ruggie Embedded Liberalism in the Post-War Economic OrderSocial Forces, States and World Orders - Robert W Cox Beyond International Relations TheoryDifferential Accumulation - J Nitzan Toward a New Political Economy of CapitalVarieties of Capitalism and Varieties of Economic Theory - G HodgsonSymbolic Economics - A Koritz and D Koritz Adventures in the Metaphorical MarketplaceHistoryRestructuring the 13th Century World System - Janet L Abu-LughodDivisions of Time and Space in Europe and the First European World Economy - Fernand BraudelThe Strong Core States - Immanuel Wallerstein Class-Formation and International CommerceVolume TwoContinues from Part One: History and Theories of International Political EconomyThe Hundreds' Year Peace - K PolanyiThe Lockean Heartland in the International Political Economy - K van der PijlThe First Tranformation - S Halperin Social Forces in the Rise of Europe's 19th Century Market SystemPART TWO: STATES, POWER AND HEGEMONYOrthodox Theories of HegemonyHierarchy versus Inertial Co-Operation - C P KindlebergerThe Limits of Hegemonic Stability Theory - Duncan SnidalThe Persistent Myth of 'Lost' Hegemony - Susan StrangeLeadership, Hegemony and the International Economy - D A Lake Naked Emperor or Tattered Monarch with Potential?International Political Economy - Helen V Milner Beyond Hegemonic StabilityAlternative Theories of HegemonyGramsci, Hegemony and International Relations - R W Cox An Essay in MethodThe Three Instances of Hegemony in the History of the Capitalist World Economy - Immanuel WallersteinThe StateThe Crisis of the National Spatio-Temporal Fix and the Tendential Ecological Dominance of Globalizing Capitalism - Bob JessopThe State in the Global Political Economy - Ronen Palan, J Abbott and P DeansNation State, International Regulation and the Question of Democracy - Joachim HirschCompetitiveness - Paul Krugman A Dangerous ObsessionRegionalismRegionalism and Multilateralism - Jagdish Bhagwati An OverviewRegions in the Global Political Economy - M Bernard Beyond the Local-Global Divide in the Formation of the Eastern Asian RegionNegotiating the Single European Act - A Moravcsik National Interests and Conventional Statecraft in the European CommunityEuropean Governance and New Constitutionalism - S Gill Economic and Monetary Union and Alternatives to Disciplinary Neo-Liberalism in EuropeVolume ThreeContinues from Part Two: States, Power and HegemonyGlobal GovernanceThe WTO and the Undermining of Global Environmental Governance - Ken ConcaThe World Trade Organization - R PeetTrade and Competition - John Braithwaite and Peter DrahosPrivate Rights versus Public Standards in the WTO - Sol PicciottoThe Expansion of Global Governance in the Third World - Y HalabiThe Strange History of the Washington Consensus - John WilliamsonPART THREE: CENTRAL ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY: PRODUCTION, TRADE AND FINANCEProduction, Distribution, New Corporate FormsThe Politics of Productivity - Charles S Maier Foundations of American International Economic Policy after World War IIThe Historical Sequence of the Information Technology Revolution - Manuel CastellsNetwork Forms of Organization - Joel M Podolny and Karen L PageBank Control, Owner Control or Organizational Dynamics - N Fligstein and P Brantley Who Controls the Large Modern Corporation?Industrial Development, Globalization and Multinational Enterprises - Rajneesh Narula and John H Dunning New Realities for Developing CountriesThe Changed World Economy - Peter DruckerTradeStrengthening the Global Trade Architecture for Development - B Hoekman The Post-Doha AgendaTrade, Jobs and Wages - P Krugman and R LawrenceTrade Wars and Trade Talks - G M Grossman and E HelpmanTrade Lessons from the World Economy - Peter DruckerVolume FourContinues from Part Three: Central Issues in International Political Economy: Production, Trade and FinanceCowed by Corporations - M WolfHow Trade Hurt Unskilled Workers - A WoodThe Private Economy of the Post-National State - Ronen Palan and A CameronFinanceThe Global Capital Market - Maurice Obstfeld Benefactor or Menace?The Evolution of the International Monetary and Financial System - HelleinerNeo-Liberalism and the International Financial Instability - M WolfsonThe Era of Decentralized Globalization - R GermainThe State, the City and the Euromarkets - Gary BurnThe Gathering World Slump and the Battle over Capital Controls - R Wade and F VenerosoThe Reconstruction of the International Financial Architecture - A Cartapanis and M Herland Keynes' Revenge?PART FOUR: INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM: EMERGING ISSUES AND THEORIESTheorizing GlobalizationBabylon and on? Globalization and International Political Economy - B RosamondConfiguring the Global - A Cameron and Ronen Palan Globalization as Spatio-Temporal NarrativeThe End of the Old Order? Globalization and the Prospects for World Order - David Held and Anthony McGrewMissing the Point - S Elden Globalization, Deterritorialization and the Space of the WorldCritical Reflections on the Westphalian Assumptions of International Law and Organization - A C Cutler A Crisis of LegitimacyVolume FiveContinues from Part Four: International Political Economy in the New Millennium: Emerging Issues and TheoriesStructural ReconfigurationWhose Sovereignty? Empire versus International Law - J L CohenThe Case for th Tobin Tax and Global Re-Regulation - H Patom[um]akiMonetary Governance in a World of Regional Currencies - B CohenThe Rise of Soft Capitalism - N ThriftMonetized Time-Space - M Pryke and J Allen Derivatives - Money's 'New Imaginary'?National Structures and Multinational Corporate Behavior - L W Pauly and S Reich Enduring Differences in the Age of GlobalizationIntroduction - Michael HudsonThe New Divisions - R Martin A Geography ReconsideredThe New Political Economy of War, Crime and CorruptionOffshore - Sol Picciotto The State as Legal FictionTax Havens and the Commercialization of Sovereignty - Ronen PalanPrivatization of Security, Arms Proliferation and the Process of State Collapse in Afric - Musah Abdel-FatauThe Underworld of Gold - R T NaylorThe Political Ecology of War - P Le Billon Natural Resources and Armed ConflictsIllicit International Political Economy - P Andreas The Clandestine Side of Globalization

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My work lies at the intersection between international relations, political economy, political theory, sociology and human geography. I have been working for many years on three interrelated areas. I am particularly interested in state theory and in the changing nature of the state and modes of governance in the contemporary globalised economy. I have written on the changing nature of the state in the age of globalisation. I am interested not only in the most powerful states, but also in the smallest states in the world, the tax havens, which have become, together with offshore finance, a second area of research interest. I have done in additional considerable research on different facets of contemporary theory, from realism to constructivism to post-Marxism. I am particularly interested in developing an alternative approach to political economy drawn on evolutionary institutionalism, post-rationalist perspectives and libidinal theories of political economy, the latter often confused with poststructuralism

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