• Political Science

Political Economy: Political Economy

The Contest of Economic Ideas, 3rd Edition
Author: Frank Stilwell
Publisher: OUP Australia & New Zealand
ISBN: 9780195575019
Category: Political Science
Page: 448
View: 5810
The third edition of Political Economy: The Contest of Economic Ideas is a fully updated overview of the political economy and its connection with social concerns. This book investigates the main traditions of economic ideas and provides a 'big picture' overview of the analytical tools and value judgements associated with competing schools of economic thought.

    • Political Science

Political Economy

The Contest of Economic Ideas
Author: Frank J. B. Stilwell
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195551273
Category: Political Science
Page: 439
View: 1758
Looks at the competing currents of political economic thought. Contains a new chapter on social policy and the welfare state, and the discussion of globalisation and the economy.

Global Political Economy


Author: John Ravenhill
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198737467
Category:
Page: 496
View: 2631
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.

    • Political Science

The Global Political Economy of Raúl Prebisch


Author: Matias E. Margulis
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315414600
Category: Political Science
Page: 236
View: 7589
The Global Political Economy of Raúl Prebisch offers an original analysis of global political economy by examining it through the ideas, agency and influence of one of its most important thinkers, leaders and personalities. Prebisch’s ground-breaking ideas as an economist – the terms-of-trade thesis and the economic case for state-led industrialization – changed the world and guided economic policy across the global South. As the head of two UN bodies – the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and later the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) – he was at the frontline of key North–South political struggles for a fairer global distribution of wealth and the regulation of transnational corporations. Prebisch increasingly came to view political power, not just economic capabilities, as pivotal to shaping the institutions and rules of the world economy. This book contextualizes his ideas, exploring how they were used and their relevance to contemporary issues. The neoliberal turn in economics in North America, Western Europe and across the global South led to an active discrediting of Prebisch’s theories and this volume offers an important corrective, reintroducing current and future generations of scholars and students to this important body of work and allowing a richer understanding of past and ongoing political struggles.

    • Political Science

The Political Economy of Human Happiness

How Voters' Choices Determine the Quality of Life
Author: Benjamin Radcliff
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107355354
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
View: 1408
Data, methods and theories of contemporary social science can be applied to resolve how political outcomes in democratic societies determine the quality of life that citizens experience. Radcliff seeks to provide an objective answer to the debate between left and right over what public policies best contribute to people leading positive and rewarding lives. Radcliff offers an empirical answer, relying on the same canons of reason and evidence required of any other issue amenable to study through social-scientific means. The analysis focuses on the consequences of three specific political issues: the welfare state and the general size of government, labor organization, and state efforts to protect workers and consumers through economic regulation. The results indicate that in each instance, the program of the Left best contributes to citizens leading more satisfying lives and, critically, that the benefits of greater happiness accrue to everyone in society, rich and poor alike.

    • Business & Economics

Political Economy

A Comparative Approach
Author: Barry Stewart Clark
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275958695
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 359
View: 2789
In this revised edition of a widely used text various issues, such as the role of government, inflation and unemployment, poverty and inequality, and education, culture, and gender, are given a comparative analysis from the perspectives of four major economic ideologies.

    • Political Science

Imperialism and Global Political Economy


Author: Alex Callinicos
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745658237
Category: Political Science
Page: 288
View: 7389
In Imperialism and Global Political Economy Alex Callinicos intervenes in one of the main political and intellectual debates of the day. The global policies of the United States in the past decade have encouraged the widespread belief that we live in a new era of imperialism. But is this belief true, and what does ‘imperialism’ mean? Callinicos explores these questions in this wide-ranging book. In the first part, he critically assesses the classical theories of imperialism developed in the era of the First World War by Marxists such as Lenin, Luxemburg, and Bukharin and by the Liberal economist J.A. Hobson. He then outlines a theory of the relationship between capitalism as an economic system and the international state system, carving out a distinctive position compared to other contemporary theorists of empire and imperialism such as Antonio Negri, David Harvey, Giovanni Arrighi, and Ellen Wood. In the second half of Imperialism and Global Political Economy Callinicos traces the history of capitalist imperialism from the Dutch East India Company to the specific patterns of economic and geopolitical competition in the contemporary era of American decline and Chinese expansion. Imperialism, he concludes, is far from dead.

    • Philosophy

The Oxford Handbook of Political Economy


Author: Barry R. Weingast,Donald Wittman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199548471
Category: Philosophy
Page: 1112
View: 3241
Oxford Handbooks of Political Science are the essential guide to the state of political science today. With engaging contributions from 71 major international scholars, the Oxford Handbook of Political Economy provides the key point of reference for anyone working in political economy and beyond.

    • Economics

The Theory of Political Economy


Author: William Stanley Jevons
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Economics
Page: 267
View: 2352

    • Political Science

International Political Economy in the 21st Century

Contemporary Issues and Analyses
Author: Roy Smith,Imad El-Anis,Christopher Farrands
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317612736
Category: Political Science
Page: 360
View: 5844
Understanding of the theories that underpin international political economy (IPE), and their practical applications, is crucial to the study of international relations, politics, development and economics. This is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the field, with an engaging and coherent foundation to the subject. It considers traditional and alternative approaches to IPE, and in doing so elucidates key concepts, assumptions and the intellectual and historical context in which they arose and developed. At all times, it makes clear their relevance to issues from trade, finance and government, to environment, technology, health, labour, security, migration, development and culture. The book encourages independent reflection and critical thinking through a range of in-text guiding features. In addition, each chapter presents theoretical analysis alongside contemporary issues, helping the reader to relate to the real world of IPE and to better understand how theory helps inform interpretation of it. New to this edition: comprehensively updated to include key coverage of the post-2015 framework of the Sustainable Development Goals, the financial crisis and international government responses - successful or otherwise - to recent challenges; fully updated data, reflective questions, recommended readings, concept and example boxes, and illustrations; new chapters on health, migration and labour; additional coverage of trade theories and key contemporary issues, such as national versus human security, economic versus human development and illegal networks in global trade.

    • Business & Economics

Classical Political Economy and Modern Theory

Essays in Honour of Heinz Kurz
Author: Neri Salvadori,Christian Gehrke,Ian Steedman,Richard Sturn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136639403
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 384
View: 7604
Heinz Kurz is recognised internationally as a leading economic theorist and a foremost historian of economic thought. This book pays tribute to his outstanding contributions by bringing together a unique collection of new essays by distinguished economists from around the world. Classical Political Economy and Modern Theory comprises twenty essays, grouped thematically into five sections. Part I examines political economy and its critique, Part II looks at entrepreneurship, evolution and income distribution, Part III discusses Cambridge, Keynes and macroeconomics, Part IV explores crisis and cycles, whilst Part V is dedicated to personal reminiscences. The essays in this book will be an invaluable source of inspiration for economists interested in economic theory and in the evolution of economic thought. They will also be of interest to postgraduate and research students specialising in economic theory and in the history of economic thought.

    • Business & Economics

Globalization and the Postcolonial World

The New Political Economy of Development
Author: Ankie Hoogvelt
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801866920
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 325
View: 8582
Globalization is at the heart of debates about the present phase of development of the world economy. In Globalization and the Postcolonial World, Ankie Hoogvelt joins these debates to examine the ways in which globalization is affecting the countries of the developing world. Taking a new look at historical trends and theories in development studies, Hoogvelt describes the diverse impacts of globalization in sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, East Asia, and Latin America, identifying different postcolonial responses in each of these regions. New to this edition are sections on the new "digital" economy; the resurgence of the United States after decades of putative relative decline and the question of renewed U.S. dominance in the global system; and the volatility of the global financial markets culminating in the East Asia crisis of 1997. Part II has been thoroughly reconfigured and expanded, as have the chapters on East Asia and on Africa. Finally, the conclusions have been rethought in the light of the mushrooming cloud of antiglobalist protests.

    • Political Science

The Handbook of the Political Economy of Financial Crises


Author: Martin H. Wolfson,Gerald A. Epstein
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0199757232
Category: Political Science
Page: 736
View: 6846
The Great Financial Crisis that began in 2007-2008 reminds us with devastating force that financial instability and crises are endemic to capitalist economies. This Handbook describes the theoretical, institutional, and historical factors that can help us understand the forces that create financial crises.

    • Business & Economics

Understanding Capitalism

Competition, Command, and Change
Author: Samuel Bowles,Richard Edwards,Frank Roosevelt
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195138658
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 579
View: 4187
Understanding Capitalism 3e provides an introduction to economics with extensive attention to the global economy, inequality, the information revolution, the exercise of power, and the historical evolution of economic institutions and individual preferences. Its three-dimensional approach focuses on competition in markets, command in firms, governments and international relations, and change as a permanent feature of a capitalist economy promoted by technical innovation and conflict over the distribution of income.* Covers standard material from both micro and macro, as well as extensive historical and institutional analysis drawing on anthropology, political science, and sociology* Third edition is entirely rewritten with four new chapters on the long term history of capitalism, the evolution of preferences and values, inequality, and the future of capitalism * The three dimensions of economic life--competition, command, and change--provide a unifying framework encompassing recent developments in behavioural economics, information economics, increasing returns, and institutional economicsContents:1. Capitalism Shakes the World 2. People, Preferences and Society 3. Three-Dimensional Approach to Economics 4. Political Economy, Past and Present 5. The Surplus Product: Conflict and Change 6. Capitalism as an Economic System 7. American Capitalism: Accumulation and Change 8. Supply and Demand: How Markets Work 9. Competition and Co-ordination: The Invisible Hand 10. Capitalist Production and Profits 11. Competition and Concentration 12. Wages and Work 13. Technology, Control, and Conflict in the Workplace 14. The Mosaic of Inequality 15. Progress and Poverty on a World Scale 16. Aggregate Demand, Employment and Unemployment 17. The Dilemmas of Macroeconomic Policy 18. Inflation 19. Government and Economy 20. The Future of CapitalismIndex

    • Political Science

Institutions and Ethnic Politics in Africa


Author: Daniel N. Posner
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316582973
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
View: 1659
This book presents a theory to account for why and when politics revolves around one axis of social cleavage instead of another. It does so by examining the case of Zambia, where people identify themselves either as members of one of the country's seventy-three tribes or as members of one of its four principal language groups. The book accounts for the conditions under which Zambian political competition revolves around tribal differences and under which it revolves around language group differences. Drawing on a simple model of identity choice, it shows that the answer depends on whether the country operates under single-party or multi-party rule. During periods of single-party rule, tribal identities serve as the axis of electoral mobilization and self-identification; during periods of multi-party rule, broader language group identities play this role. The book thus demonstrates how formal institutional rules determine the kinds of social cleavages that matter in politics.

    • Business & Economics

The Routledge Handbook of Heterodox Economics

Theorizing, Analyzing, and Transforming Capitalism
Author: Tae-Hee Jo,Lynne Chester,Carlo D'Ippoliti
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317480287
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 550
View: 4345
The Routledge Handbook of Heterodox Economics presents a comprehensive overview of the latest work on economic theory and policy from a ‘pluralistic’ heterodox perspective. Contributions throughout the Handbook explore different theoretical perspectives including: Marxian-radical political economics; Post Keynesian-Sraffian economics; institutionalist-evolutionary economics; feminist economics; social economics; Régulation theory; the Social Structure of Accumulation approach; and ecological economics. They explain the structural properties and dynamics of capitalism, as well as propose economic and social policies for the benefit of the majority of the population. This book aims, firstly, to provide realistic and coherent theoretical frameworks to understand the capitalist economy in a constructive and forward-looking manner. Secondly, it delineates the future directions, as well as the current state, of heterodox economics, and then provides both ‘heat and light’ on controversial issues, drawing out the commonalities and differences among different heterodox economic approaches. The volume also envisions transformative economic and social policies for the majority of the population and explains why economics is, and should be treated as, a social science. This Handbook will be of compelling interest to those, including students, who wish to learn about alternative economic theories and policies that are rarely found in conventional economics textbooks or discussed in the mainstream media, and to critical economists and other social scientists who are concerned with analyzing pressing socio-economic issues.

    • Political Science

Theories of Political Economy


Author: James A. Caporaso,David P. Levine
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521425780
Category: Political Science
Page: 243
View: 2497
Examines some of the more important frameworks for understanding the relation between politics and economics. The authors look at classical, Keynesian, Marxian, Neoclassical, state-centred, power-centred, and justice-centred approaches, emphasizing the dif

    • Social Science

Migration in the 21st Century

Political Economy and Ethnography
Author: Pauline Gardiner Barber,Winnie Lem
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136299181
Category: Social Science
Page: 262
View: 8069
This edited collection focuses on global migration in its inter-regional, international and transnational variants, and argues that contemporary migration scholarship is significantly advanced both within anthropology and beyond it when ethnography is theoretically engaged to grapple with the social consequences and asymmetries of twenty-first century capitalism’s global modalities. Drawn from settings across the globe, case studies explore the nuanced formations of class and power within particular migration flows while addressing the complex analytics of a contemporary critical political economy of migration. Subjects include global migrants as capitalists, entrepreneurs and "cosmopolitans," as well as workers and immigrants who are subject to varying degrees of precariousness under intensified competition for profits within contemporary global economies. By re-addressing the question of the relationship between changes in global capitalism and migration, the book aims for a timely intervention into the debates on migration which have come to be one of the most contentious emotionally fraught issues in North America and Europe.

    • Political Science

Thinking Ecologically About the Global Political Economy


Author: Ryan Katz-Rosene,Matthew Paterson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317389360
Category: Political Science
Page: 154
View: 9228
This book advances an ecologically grounded approach to International Political Economy (IPE). Katz-Rosene and Paterson address a lacuna in the literature by exploring the question of how thinking ecologically transforms our understanding of what IPE is and should be. The volume shows the ways in which socio-ecological processes are integral to the themes treated by students and scholars of IPE – trade, finance, production, interstate competition, globalisation, inequalities, and the governance of all these, notably – and further that taking the ecological dimensions of these processes seriously transforms our understanding of them. Global capitalism has always been premised on the extraction, transformation and movement of what have become known as ‘natural resources’. The authors provide a synthesis of ecological arguments regarding IPE and weave them into an overall approach to be usable by others in the field. This synthesis draws on basic ecological political ideas such as limits to growth and environmental justice, ideas in ecological economics, practices of ecological movements in the global economy, as well as key ideas from other political economic traditions relevant for developing an ecological approach. Providing a broad and critical introduction to international political economy from a distinctly ecological perspective, this work will be a valuable resource for students and scholars alike.

    • Political Science

The Political Economy of the World Trading System

The WTO and Beyond
Author: Bernard M. Hoekman,Michel M. Kostecki
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199553777
Category: Political Science
Page: 740
View: 9275
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