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Abdelal, Rawi 1971-

Works: 32 works in 111 publications in 3 languages and 2,954 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Rules 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Rawi Abdelal
Constructing the international economy( )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing empirically on how political and economic forces are always mediated and interpreted by agents, both in individual countries and in the international sphere, Constructing the International Economy sets out what such constructions and what various forms of constructivism mean, both as ways of understanding the world and as sets of varying methods for achieving that understanding. It rejects the assumption that material interests either linearly or simply determine economic outcomes and demands that analysts consider, as a plausible hypothesis, that economies might vary substantially for nonmaterial reasons that affect both institutions and agents' interests. Constructing the International Economy portrays the diversity of models and approaches that exist among constructivists writing on the international political economy. The authors outline and relate several different arguments for why scholars might attend to social construction, inviting the widest possible array of scholars to engage with such approaches. They examine points of terminological or theoretical confusion that create unnecessary barriers to engagement between constructivists and nonconstructivist work and among different types of constructivism. This book provides a tool kit that both constructivists and their critics can use to debate how much and when social construction matters in this deeply important realm. Contributors: Rawi Abdelal, Harvard Business School; Jacqueline Best, University of Ottawa; Mark Blyth, Brown University; Mlada Bukovansky, Smith College; Jeffrey M. Chwieroth, London School of Economics; Francesco Duina, Bates College; Charlotte Epstein, University of Sydney; Yoshiko M. Herrera, University of Wisconsin–Madison; Paul Langley, Northumbria University; Craig Parsons, University of Oregon; Catherine Weaver, University of Texas at Austin; Wesley W. Widmaier, Saint Joseph's University; Cornelia Woll, CERI-Sciences Po Paris
National purpose in the world economy : post-Soviet states in comparative perspective by Rawi Abdelal( )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How do national identities affect the world economy? Building on the insight that nationalisms and national identities endow economic policy with social purpose, Rawi Abdelal proposes a novel theoretical framework, a distinctively Nationalist perspective on international political economy, to answer this question. Using this framework, and drawing on field research in Lithuania, Ukraine, and Belarus, he provides an in-depth look at the link between national identity and the economic policies of the new states formed by the breakup of the Soviet Union."--Jacket
Capital rules : the construction of global finance by Rawi Abdelal( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise of global financial markets in the last decades of the 20th century was premised on one fundamental idea: that capital ought to flow across country borders with minimal restriction and regulation. This intellectual, legal and political history of financial globalization shows that this was not always the case
Measuring identity : a guide for social scientists by Rawi Abdelal( Book )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concept of identity has become increasingly prominent in the social sciences and humanities. Analysis of the development of social identities is an important focus of scholarly research, and scholars using social identities as the building blocks of social, political, and economic life have attempted to account for a number of discrete outcomes by treating identities as causal factors. The dominant implication of the vast literature on identity is that social identities are among the most important social facts of the world in which we live. Abdelal, Herrera, Johnston, and McDermott have brought together leading scholars from a variety of disciplines to consider the conceptual and methodological challenges associated with treating identity as a variable, offer a synthetic theoretical framework, and demonstrate the possibilities offered by various methods of measurement. The book represents a collection of empirically-grounded theoretical discussions of a range of methodological techniques for the study of identities
The rules of globalization : case book( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a book about the politics of the global economy - about how firms prosper by understanding those politics, or fail by misunderstanding them. Understanding the politics of globalization may once have been a luxury; it is now, for most high-level managers, simply a necessity. The book contains cases which can be used by instructors and students to build a framework of analysis that enables them to understand the challenges of international trade and investment and master the opportunities they represent. This framework is based on a systematic evaluation of the informal and formal rules that define markets for goods, services, and capital. These insightful cases allow for evaluation of: the political and economic origins of our current era of globalization and how the rules that constrain and enable firms are changing; the impact of governments' policies and which tools are available for predicting, avoiding, or even employing the long arm of the government; and the influence of informal and formal institutions on opportunities for success in international finance and trade."--BOOK JACKET
Qiyās al-huwīyah : dalīl lil-mutakhaṣṣiṣīn fī al-ʻulūm al-ijtimāʻīyah( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Arabic and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The profits of power : commercial "realpolitik" in Europe and Eurasia by Rawi Abdelal( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old-style realpolitik - bilateral, sentiment-free, and organized by great powers - has returned to Europe, thereby wreaking havoc on traditions of solidarism and multilateralism in the European Union. The renaissance of the Russian state and the rise of Gazprom, Russia's natural gas monopoly, have produced patterns of international politics that seemed almost inconceivable just a few years ago. Three of Europe's major powers - France, Germany, and Italy - have cultivated bilateral energy relations with Russia at the expense of a common stance on the continent's dependence on Russian gas, and much to dismay of other EU members. This pattern of international relations carries profound implications for theory and practice. I argue that the obvious theoretical conclusion and conventional practical understanding of these politics are both wrong. The roots of this realpolitik cannot be found in realist theory. Europe's realpolitik has, instead, fundamentally commercial and ideational origins. Firms have literally conducted this realpolitik. The empirical puzzles presented in this paper imply a theoretical challenge for international political economy, which has, as a field, failed to understand deeply how firms work and what kinds of roles they have come to play in contemporary international relations. In this paper I propose some theoretical foundations for a better understanding of commercial realpolitik: great-power politics based on the profit motives and shared ideas of firms
Economic nationalism after empire: A comparative perspective on nation, economy, and security in post-Soviet Eurasia by Rawi Abdelal( )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation also explains how nationalisms and national identities in general affect the economic relations among states. Such an explanation is important because the study of international relations currently lacks one. International political economy scholars have tended to conflate economic nationalism and economic statism, also known as mercantilism. This is an analytical mistake: nations are not equivalent to states; economic nationalism is not equivalent to mercantilism; and a Nationalist perspective on international political economy (which emphasizes the causal power of nationalism) cannot be equivalent to the Realist perspective (which emphasizes the causal power of statism). A Nationalist perspective on international political economy differs fundamentally from the field's dominant theoretical alternatives, Realism and Liberalism. Building upon distinct traditions in international relations theory, this dissertation outlines those fundamental arguments that must compose a framework linking nationalism and the economy. A core argument distinguishes each approach's understanding of the state: the Nationalist state is purposive, while the Realist state is self-interested, and the Liberal regulative
National strategy and national money : politics and the end of the Ruble Zone, 1991-1994 by Rawi Abdelal( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Soviet currency union outlasted the Soviet political union, but not by much. In December 1991, when the Soviet Union's collapse became official and final, all fifteen post-Soviet states shared a common currency, the ruble, and thus composed the so-called rublevaia zona, or ruble zone. This currency union could have succeeded, at least for a while. Many observers thought that it would. A number of post-Soviet states wanted it to succeed. Russia intended to hold the ruble zone together. Even the IMF and EC encouraged post-Soviet states to maintain their currency union. Yet the ruble zone ultimately fell apart in the autumn of 1993. Why? In this paper I depart from the explanations offered by political scientists and economists, who have focused on realpolitik, institutional design, and the theory of optimum currency areas. I also argue that the question should be reframed: Why did some post-Soviet states exit the currency union almost immediately as part of their strategies for autonomy and security from Russia, while others were content to trade monetary sovereignty and economic autonomy for the material rewards of ruble-zone membership?
Nationalism and international political economy in post-Soviet Eurasia by Rawi Abdelal( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How does nationalism affect the economic relations among states? We should know, because international political economy (IPE) already has something called the "Nationalist perspective." However, there is no nationalism in the Nationalist perspective. It is, rather, a masterful restatement of the Realist perspective: it is based on the distribution of power and economic statism. I argue that: nations are not equivalent to states; economic nationalism is not equivalent to economic statism, or mercantilism; and, therefore, a Nationalist perspective on international political economy (which, if it is to take nationalism seriously, must emphasize the causal power of socially constructed national identities) cannot be equivalent to the Realist perspective (which emphasizes the causal power of statism). In this article I also show that distinguishing the Nationalist from the Realist perspective on IPE is necessary to resolve the central empirical puzzle of the political economy of post-Soviet international relations: why the Eurasian regional economy has both disintegrated, among some states, and reintegrated, among others, during the first post-Soviet decade. After the Union collapsed, all post-Soviet states were economically dependent on Russia. However, post-Soviet governments interpreted their dependence in dramatically different ways: for some it was a reason to reintegrate, for others it was a security threat, while a third group was ambivalent about their dependence. I argue that differences in the national identities of post-Soviet societies led to these varying interpretations of the economic interdependence among them
Theodore Levitt's "The globalization of markets" : an evaluation after two decades by Richard S Tedlow( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theodore Levitt was one of the first scholars to write a high-impact article on globalization aimed at business managers. Now, two decades later, "The Globalization of Markets" is still widely read. Rather than agreeing with Levitt, however, most observers today believe that his arguments were flawed and his predictions have not been borne out. To be sure, we agree that not all of Levitt's predictions came true. Nevertheless, his article does offer enduring insights, and those are what we want to explore. Understanding Levitt's "globalization" as an analytical lens through which to view the world is highly useful. Indeed, Levitt's central insight - that "preferences are constantly shaped and reshaped"--Is crucial for both managers and scholars. What constitutes globalization, in Levitt's (and, therefore, our) way of thinking, is interaction that changes things, rather than leaving them the same. Successful firms, and the managers who run them, rarely leave the world as they found it. Rather than taking consumer preferences as given, as facts of life and markets, managers have treated them as outcomes themselves, with profound effects. Following Levitt, then, we can see that the global market is not what firms find; the market is what firms make of it
Freedom and its risks : the IMF and the capital account by Rawi Abdelal( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of the evolution of the debate over capital controls within the International Monetary Fund (IMF, or the Fund), the organization whose near universal membership makes its codified rules the legal foundation of the international monetary system
Zi ben gui ze : Guo ji jin rong zhi xu de yan bian = Capital rules by Rawi Abdelal( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu jiang shu le guo ji jin rong zhi xu yan bian de guo cheng
Constructing the international economy( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Qiyās al-Hawiya : Dalīl li-l-mutaḫaṣṣiṣīn fī-l-ʿulūm al-iǧtimāʿīya( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Arabic and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The International Monetary Fund in crisis by Rawi Abdelal( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Russia : the end of a time of troubles? by Rawi Abdelal( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Contested currency : Russia's ruble in domestic and international politics by Rawi Abdelal( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The 1990s were a difficult decade for the ruble, the Soviet currency that in 1991 became the common currency for all fifteen post-Soviet states, and by 1995 had become Russia's currency only. Within Russia the ruble was systematically rejected by firms and citizens in favor of complicated barter arrangements, leaving many important sectors of the Russian economy essentially demonetized. Several of Russia's provinces issued their own currencies, and many financial institutions and firms issued monetary surrogates, undermining the Russian state's monopoly on the definition of money. And the ruble fared little better outside of Russia. The ruble was subject to severe exchange-rate instability, as well as repeated speculative attacks. Several post-Soviet governments rejected the "occupation ruble" in early 1992 and introduced their own, national currencies. The experience of the ruble during the first post-Soviet decade illuminates three of the most important issues in the politics of Russia and the former Soviet Union. First, money was a critical nexus between economic reform and state building within Russia. Second, Russia's internal debates about the ruble zone mirrored broader debates about Russian national and state identities, particularly as they related to the rest of the post-Soviet Eurasia. Third, the decline and fall of the ruble zone reveals a great deal about how the other fourteen successor states, and the societies living within them, viewed their relations with Russia and among themselves
Nation and economy after empire : 1920s Eastern Europe, 1950s Indonesia, 1960s West Africa, 1990s Eurasia by Rawi Abdelal( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Most of the world's states are post-imperial, in one sense or another. In this paper I analyze the view from the post-imperial periphery, the states carved from the ruins of empire, rather than from the metropole. This paper is about newly independent states throughout the twentieth century and the economic choices their leaders faced. The most difficult choice they faced concerned economic dependence on the metropole. Newly independent states inherited a material reality that was similar for them all: extreme monetary and trade dependence
Just who put you in charge? We did : CRAs and the Politics of Ratings by Rawi Abdelal( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Capital rules : the construction of global finance
National purpose in the world economy : post-Soviet states in comparative perspectiveCapital rules : the construction of global financeMeasuring identity : a guide for social scientistsThe rules of globalization : case bookConstructing the international economy
Alternative Names
ʿAbd al-ʿĀl, Rāwī 1971-

Abdelʿāl, Rawi 1971-

Abdelal, Rawi E. 1971-

Abdelal, Rawi Eugene 1971-

Rawi Abdelal Author, Professor

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