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Global political economy : evolution and dynamics

Author: Robert O'Brien; Marc Williams
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This new text on global political economy provides a uniquely ranging historical account of the emergence of a worldwide economy since the 15th century combined with a systematic analysis of international political economy today. The book is theoretically informed but, unlike many books in its field, it introduces a range of approaches and shows how these can be applied and how useful they are in tackling key issues  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert O'Brien; Marc Williams
ISBN: 9780230006683 023000668X 0230006698 9780230006690
OCLC Number: 80331780
Notes: Previous edition: 2004.
Description: xix, 473 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Understanding the Global Political Economy --
PART I: EVOLUTION --
Forging a World Economy 1400-1800 --
Industrial Revolution, Pax Britannica and Imperialism --
The Twentieth Century: World Wars and the Post-1945 Order --
PART II: DYNAMICS --
International Trade --
Transnational Production --
The Global Financial System --
Global Division of Labour --
Gender --
Economic Development --
Global Environmental Change --
Ideas --
Governing the Global Political Economy --
Conclusion: Issues in Contemporary GPE Theory.
Responsibility: Robert O'Brien and Marc Williams.
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