Everyday Politics of the World Economy

Author: John M. Hobson,Leonard Seabrooke

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139468480

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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How do our everyday actions shape and transform the world economy? This volume of original essays argues that current scholarship in international political economy (IPE) is too highly focused on powerful states and large international institutions. The contributors examine specific forms of 'everyday' actions to demonstrate how small-scale actors and their decisions can shape the global economy. They analyse a range of seemingly ordinary or subordinate actors, including peasants, working classes and trade unions, lower-middle and middle classes, female migrant labourers and Eastern diasporas, and examine how they have agency in transforming their political and economic environments. This book offers a novel way of thinking about everyday forms of change across a range of topical issues including globalisation, international finance, trade, taxation, consumerism, labour rights and regimes. It will appeal to students and scholars of politics, international relations, political economy and sociology,
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The Everyday Political Economy of Southeast Asia

Author: Juanita Elias

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107122333

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 290

View: 5454

This book explores the way that forms of economic policymaking are sustained and challenged by everyday practices across Southeast Asia.
Posted in Business & Economics

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: 652

New to this edition:
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The Everyday Politics of Labour

Working Lives in India's Informal Economy

Author: Geert de Neve

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9788187358183

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 347

View: 5918

On the attitude of working class labor in Tamil Nadu and the informal economics of the area; some articles with reference to textile workers of Tamil Nadu; a study.
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The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy

An Economist Examines the Markets, Power, and Politics of World Trade

Author: Pietra Rivoli

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470456422

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 4003

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Youth Rising?

The Politics of Youth in the Global Economy

Author: Mayssoun Sukarieh,Stuart Tannock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134650817

Category: Education

Page: 186

View: 7172

Over the last decade, "youth" has become increasingly central to policy, development, media and public debates and conflicts across the world – whether as an ideological symbol, social category or political actor. Set against a backdrop of contemporary political economy, Youth Rising? seeks to understand exactly how and why youth has become such a popular and productive social category and concept. The book provocatively argues that the rise and spread of global neoliberalism has not only led youth to become more politically and symbolically salient, but also to expand to encompass a growing range of ages and individuals of different class, race, ethnic, national and religious backgrounds. Employing both theoretical and historical analysis, authors Mayssoun Sukarieh and Stuart Tannock trace the development of youth within the context of capitalism, where it has long functioned as a category for social control. The book’s chapters critically analyze the growing fears of mass youth unemployment and a "lost generation" that spread around the world in the wake of the global financial crisis. They question as well the relentless focus on youth in the reporting and discussion of recent global protests and uprisings. By helping develop a better understanding of such phenomena and critically and reflexively investigating the very category and identity of youth, Youth Rising? offers a fresh and sobering challenge to the field of youth studies and to widespread claims about the relationship between youth and social change.
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Discipline in the Global Economy?

International Finance and the End of Liberalism

Author: Jakob Vestergaard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135854858

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

View: 9391

In Discipline in the Global Economy, Jakob Vestergaard investigates the currently prevailing regulation of international finance, launched in response to the financial crises of the 1990’s. At the core of this approach is a set of standards of ‘best practice’, ranging from banking supervision to corporate governance. Vestergaard argues that although these standards are presented as ‘international’, they comprise a norm for the ‘proper’ organization and regulation of economies which is intimately related to the Anglo-American model of capitalism. With this approach to the regulation of international finance, previous deregulation policies were replaced by a comprehensive system for the global disciplining of economies. This is a remarkable, if not paradoxical, occurrence in what is allegedly the heyday of neoliberalism and ‘free market economy’. Moreover, this mode of international financial regulation has proved ineffective, if not counter-productive, in terms of its objective to enhance the stability and resilience of the international financial system. Only by abandoning ‘laissez-fairy tales’ about liberalism may we begin to understand our present predicament– and open a space for critical thinking on modes of international economic governance that are at the same time more conducive to financial stability and more in line with the ethos of liberalism.
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Paths to a Green World

The Political Economy of the Global Environment

Author: Jennifer Clapp,Peter Dauvergne

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262294621

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

View: 2226

This comprehensive and accessible book fills the need for a political economy view of global environmental politics, focusing on the ways international economic processes affect environmental outcomes. It examines the main actors and forces shaping global environmental management, particularly in the developing world. Moving beyond the usual emphasis on international agreements and institutions, it strives to capture not only academic theoretical debates but also views on politics, economics, and the environment within the halls of global conferences, on the streets during antiglobalization protests, and in the boardrooms of international agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and industry associations. The book maps out an original typology of four contrasting worldviews of environmental change -- those of market liberals, institutionalists, bioenvironmentalists, and social greens -- and uses them as a framework to examine the links between the global political economy and ecological change. This typology provides a common language for students, instructors, and scholars to discuss the issues across the classical social science divisions.The second edition of this popular text has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect recent events, including the food crisis of 2007-2008, the financial meltdown of 2008, and the Copenhagen Climate Conference of 2009. Topics covered include the environmental implications of globalization; wealth, poverty, and consumption; global trade; transnational corporations; and multilateral and private finance.
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The Political Economy of Everyday Life in Africa

Beyond the Margins

Author: Wale Adebanwi

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 1847011659

Category: Africa

Page: 364

View: 2119

Multi-disciplinary examination of the role of ordinary African people as agents in the generation and distribution of well-being in modern Africa.
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Partisan Politics in the Global Economy

Author: Geoffrey Garrett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521446907

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 185

View: 466

Geoffrey Garrett challenges the conventional wisdom about the domestic effects of the globalization of markets in the industrial democracies: the erosion of national autonomy and the demise of leftist alternatives to the free market. He demonstrates that globalization has, in important respects, strengthened the relationship between the political power of the left and organized labor, on the one hand, and economic policies that reduce market-generated inequalities of risk and wealth, on the other. Moreover, macroeconomic outcomes in the era of global markets have been as good or better in strong-left-labor regimes ("social democratic corporatism") as in other industrial countries. Pessimistic visions of the inexorable dominance of capital over labor or radical autarkic and nationalist backlashes against markets are significantly overstated. Electoral politics have not been dwarfed by market dynamics as social forces and globalized markets have not rendered immutable the efficiency-equality trade-off. The findings in this book should hearten advocates of social democracy throughout the world.
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Global Political Economy

Theory and Practice

Author: Theodore H. Cohn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317334825

Category: Political Science

Page: 426

View: 4091

Praised for its authoritative coverage, Global Political Economy places the study of international political economy (IPE) in its broadest theoretical contextnow updated to cover the continuing global economic crisis and regional relationships and impacts. This text not only helps students understand the fundamentals of how the global economy works but also encourages them to use theory to more fully grasp the connections between key issue areas like trade and development. Written by a leading IPE scholar, this text equally emphasizes theory and practice to provide a framework for analyzing current events and long-term developments in the global economy. New to the Seventh Edition Focuses on the ongoing global economic crisis and the continuing European sovereign debt crisis, along with other regional economic issues, including their implications for relationships in the global economy. Offers fuller and updated discussions of critical perspectives like feminism and environmentalism, and includes new material differentiating among the terms neomercantilism, realism, mercantilism, and economic nationalism. Updated, author-written Test Bank is provided to professors as an e-Resource on the book’s Webpage.
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The Politics of Food Supply

U. S. Agricultural Policy in the World Economy

Author: N.A

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300156235

Category: Political Science

Page: 299

View: 6443

This book deals with an important and timely issue: the political and economic forces that have shaped agricultural policies in the United States during the past eighty years. It explores the complex interactions of class, market, and state as they have affected the formulation and application of agricultural policy decisions since the New Deal, showing how divisions and coalitions within Southern, Corn Belt, and Wheat Belt agriculture were central to the ebb and flow of price supports and production controls. In addition, the book highlights the roles played by the world economy, the civil rights movement, and existing national policy to provide an invaluable analysis of past and recent trends in supply management policy.
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Vietnam in the Global Economy

The Dynamics of Integration, Decentralization, and Contested Politics

Author: Thomas Jandl

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739177877

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

View: 6013

This book describes in a game-theoretical approach how the development success story Vietnam managed to keep rent seeking in check sufficiently to attract record numbers of foreign investors and exhibit strong economic growth in the early stages of its economic reforms. It concludes that pluralistic contestation among societal interests under conditions of factor mobility can lead to the same benefits that are generally associated with liberal democracy—commitment to limited government through checks and balances.
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The New Political Economy of Urban Education

Neoliberalism, Race, and the Right to the City

Author: Pauline Lipman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136759999

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 6957

Urban education and its contexts have changed in powerful ways. Old paradigms are being eclipsed by global forces of privatization and markets and new articulations of race, class, and urban space. These factors and more set the stage for Pauline Lipman's insightful analysis of the relationship between education policy and the neoliberal economic, political, and ideological processes that are reshaping cities in the United States and around the globe. Using Chicago as a case study of the interconnectedness of neoliberal urban policies on housing, economic development, race, and education, Lipman explores larger implications for equity, justice, and "the right to the city". She draws on scholarship in critical geography, urban sociology and anthropology, education policy, and critical analyses of race. Her synthesis of these lenses gives added weight to her critical appraisal and hope for the future, offering a significant contribution to current arguments about urban schooling and how we think about relations between neoliberal education reforms and the transformation of cities. By examining the cultural politics of why and how these relationships resonate with people's lived experience, Lipman pushes the analysis one step further toward a new educational and social paradigm rooted in radical political and economic democracy.
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Routledge Handbook of International Political Economy (IPE)

IPE as a Global Conversation

Author: Mark Blyth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113598400X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

View: 5779

The study of the International Political Economy (IPE), like the IPE itself, is plural and unbounded. Despite what partisans sometimes say, rather than there being ‘one way’ of studying the IPE that is the ‘right way’, we find across the world great variation in IPE scholarship in terms of focus, questions, and methods. How then can we make sense of this and understand the field as a whole rather than simply learn one part of it? This Handbook is designed to address precisely this concern. It maps the shifting boundaries and diverse theoretical commitments of IPE around the world. It engages the geographical and theoretical diversity of the different versions of IPE found in North America, the UK, in Asia and Australia; and notes the absences of distinctive versions of IPE in Europe and Latin America. The volume groups together the essential attributes and positions of each school, inviting the reader to engage with and learn about IPE in all of its guises through this evolving ‘global conversation.’ Rather than adjudicate ‘the one true version’ of IPE, it argues that the intellectual diversity we see around the world is an essential, and positive, feature of the field. With over twenty contributors from a wide range of countries Routledge Handbook of International Political Economy is an essential resource for all those with an interest in this complex and rapidly evolving field of study.
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The political economy of South-East Asia

an introduction

Author: Garry Rodan,Kevin Hewison,Richard Robison

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 299

View: 4142

Southeast Asia has undergone a remarkable industrial and economic transformation in the last two decades. This book examines the political economy of contemporary development in the region, discussing the changing political alignments and patterns of social organization. Chapters covering labor in Southeast Asia, regional economic institution-building, and the emergence of sub-regional economic growth zones complement six country studies, including Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, and Vietnam. Readable and provocative, the book identifies the central theoretical issues at stake in the debate over economic development.
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Currency Politics

The Political Economy of Exchange Rate Policy

Author: Jeffry A. Frieden

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400865344

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 3170

The exchange rate is the most important price in any economy, since it affects all other prices. Exchange rates are set, either directly or indirectly, by government policy. Exchange rates are also central to the global economy, for they profoundly influence all international economic activity. Despite the critical role of exchange rate policy, there are few definitive explanations of why governments choose the currency policies they do. Filled with in-depth cases and examples, Currency Politics presents a comprehensive analysis of the politics surrounding exchange rates. Identifying the motivations for currency policy preferences on the part of industries seeking to influence politicians, Jeffry Frieden shows how each industry's characteristics—including its exposure to currency risk and the price effects of exchange rate movements—determine those preferences. Frieden evaluates the accuracy of his theoretical arguments in a variety of historical and geographical settings: he looks at the politics of the gold standard, particularly in the United States, and he examines the political economy of European monetary integration. He also analyzes the politics of Latin American currency policy over the past forty years, and focuses on the daunting currency crises that have frequently debilitated Latin American nations, including Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil. With an ambitious mix of narrative and statistical investigation, Currency Politics clarifies the political and economic determinants of exchange rate policies.
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The Politics of Housing Booms and Busts

Author: Herman M. Schwartz,Leonard Seabrooke

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230230804

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 1801

This book demonstrates how housing systems are built from political struggles over the distribution of welfare and wealth. The contributors analyze varieties of residential capitalism through a range of international case studies, as well as investigating the links between housing finance and the current international financial crisis.
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Political Economy and Global Capitalism

The 21st Century, Present and Future

Author: Robert Albritton,Bob Jessop,Richard Westra

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 0857286757

Category: Political Science

Page: 259

View: 7367

This volume brings together original and timely writings by internationally renowned scholars that reflect on the current trajectories of global capitalism and, in the light of these, consider likely, possible or desirable futures. It offers theory-informed writing that contextualizes empirical research on current world-historic events and trends with an eye towards realizing a future of human, social and economic betterment.
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