The Routledge Handbook to Global Political Economy provides a comprehensive guide to how Global Political Economy (GPE) is conceptualized and researched around the world. Including contributions that range from traditional International Political Economy (IPE) to GPE approaches, the Handbook gathers the investigations, varying perspectives and innovative research of more than sixty scholars from all over the world.

Providing undergraduates, postgraduates, teachers and researchers with a complete set of traditional, contending and regional perspectives, the book explores current issues, conceptual tools, key research debates and different methodological approaches taken.

Structured in five parts methodologically correlated, the book presents GPE as a field of global, regional and national research:

• historical waves and diverse ontological axes;

• major theoretical perspectives;

• beyond traditional perspectives;

• regional inquiries;

• research arenas.

Carefully selected contributions from both established and upcoming scholars ensure that this is an eclectic, pluralist and multidisciplinary work and an essential resource for all those with an interest in this complex and rapidly evolving field of study.

chapter |8 pages


part I|100 pages

Historical waves and diverse ontological axes

chapter 2|14 pages

The sick man of IPE

The British School

chapter 4|16 pages

The state of development in a globalized world

Perspectives on advanced and industrializing countries

chapter 5|18 pages

The international political economy of the rise of China and emerging powers

Traditional perspectives and beyond

chapter 6|19 pages

The tailoring of IPE in Latin America

Lost, misfit or merely misperceived? 1

part II|182 pages

Theoretical and methodological perspectives

chapter 8|17 pages

Open economy monetary politics

chapter 9|28 pages

The politics of trade in an open economy

Domestic competition over policy

chapter 12|18 pages

Constructivist IPE

chapter 13|18 pages

World order

Perspectives on lines of transformation

chapter 15|16 pages

Gramscian IPE

chapter 16|14 pages

The concept(s) of hegemony in IPE

chapter 17|17 pages

Ghosts, pluriverse and hopes

From “development” to post-development

part III|146 pages

Beyond traditional perspectives

chapter 20|16 pages

The global political economy of regionalism

Beyond European and North American conceptual cages

chapter 23|17 pages


The curse of plenty

chapter 24|17 pages

IPE of borders

Between formal and informal regionalisms

part IV|180 pages

Regional perspectives and inquiries

chapter 27|15 pages

IPE beyond Western paradigms

China, Africa, and Latin America in comparative perspective

chapter 28|16 pages

The political economy of the European Union

Between national and supranational politics

chapter 29|23 pages

IPE scholarship about Southeast Asia

Theories of development and state–market–society relations

chapter 30|17 pages

East Asia’s developmental states in evolution

The challenge of sustaining national competitiveness at the technological frontier

chapter 33|12 pages

Regionalism in the Middle East

Turkish case in perspective

part V|225 pages

New research arenas

chapter 39|18 pages

The IPE of global tax governance

chapter 41|17 pages

Cyberpolitics and IPE

Towards a research agenda in the Global South

chapter 43|18 pages

Industrial policy in Latin America

A theoretical discussion

chapter 44|16 pages

The IPE of global corporations

chapter 45|21 pages

The International Political Economy of cities and urbanization

Insights from Latin America