International Political Economy: Interests and Institutions in the Global Economy

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Pearson/Longman, 2006 - Political Science - 432 pages
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This exciting text provides students with a superior grounding in contemporary international political economy. It emphasizes current scholarship and provides the background in politics, economics, and history that students need to understand developments in the contemporary global economy. International Political Economy is based on the assumption that IPE is best understood as enduring political competition between the winners and losers generated by global economic exchange. The book develops this theme by examining the origins and nature of this competition. It explains that while global economic exchange raises social welfare, it also creates winners and losers who compete to influence government economic policy. It explains how political institutions--international and domestic--mediate this competition. Finally, it demonstrates how this political dynamic shapes the global economy. This Second Edition presents the material in a streamlined fashion that is accessible to students.

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International Political Economy
The WTO and the World Trade System
The Political Economy of International

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Thomas Oatley is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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