ISBN 9781846840791,An Introduction to International Political Economy

An Introduction to International Political Economy



Continuum International Publishing Group

Publication Year 2007

ISBN 9781846840791

ISBN-10 1846840791

Paper Back

Number of Pages 168 Pages
Language (English)

Political economy

This textbook provides an overview of the dynamics of contemporary International Political Economy (IPE), with an emphasis on explaining these dynamics in both theoretical and practical terms. Watson begins by looking at exactly what the study of IPE entail, analysing the ways in which politics and economics interact, the relationship between domestic and international factors, and the role of the state. She goes on to demonstrate how factors including globalization, national security, trade negotiations and currency crises, all have a major effect on IPE. A variety of case studies have been used to demonstrate the trends and transformations that have brought us to this point in our global economic history.

About the Author
Alison M S Watson is lecturer in International Relations at the University of St Andrews, Scotland.

Table of Contents
The themes and theories of the global Political Economy
International Trade
International Capital
Globalization and Regionalization
Security and Economics
Trade Talks and Tantrums
Currencies, Crises and Contagion
Globalization: A Regional Response and an Individual Impact
Security and Terror
Some Concluding Comments