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.

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ByErnesto Vivares

chapter 1|18 pages

Global conversations and inquiries

ByErnesto Vivares

part Part I|100 pages

Historical waves and diverse ontological axes

chapter 2|14 pages

The sick man of IPE

The British School
ByCraig Berry

chapter 3|15 pages

Globalizing the historical roots of IPE

ByEric Helleiner

chapter 4|16 pages

The state of development in a globalized world

Perspectives on advanced and industrializing countries
ByElizabeth Thurbon, Linda Weiss

chapter 5|18 pages

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

Traditional perspectives and beyond
ByLi Xing, Zhang Shengjun

chapter 6|19 pages

The tailoring of IPE in Latin America

Lost, misfit or merely misperceived? 1
ByDiana Tussie

part Part II|182 pages

Theoretical and methodological perspectives

chapter 8|17 pages

Open economy monetary politics

ByNicolas Thompson

chapter 9|28 pages

The politics of trade in an open economy

Domestic competition over policy
ByMark Brawley

chapter 11|17 pages

The IPE of regional value chains

ByPhilippe De Lombaerde, Liliana Lizarazo Rodríguez

chapter 12|18 pages

Constructivist IPE

ByStephen Nelson

chapter 13|18 pages

World order

Perspectives on lines of transformation
ByJens Mortensen

chapter 14|15 pages

From Marx to critical international political economy

ByJohannes Jäger

chapter 15|16 pages

Gramscian IPE

ByLeonardo Ramos

chapter 16|14 pages

The concept(s) of hegemony in IPE

ByOwen Worth

chapter 17|17 pages

Ghosts, pluriverse and hopes

From “development” to post-development
ByAlberto Acosta, John Cajas-Guijarro

part Part III|146 pages

Beyond traditional perspectives

chapter 18|17 pages

The BRICS initiative as a challenge to contemporary IPE

ByJavier A. Vadell

chapter 19|15 pages

The long battle for global governance continued

ByStephen Buzdugan, Anthony Payne

chapter 20|16 pages

The global political economy of regionalism

Beyond European and North American conceptual cages
ByErnesto Vivares, Cheryl Martens

chapter 21|16 pages

The IPE of transnational class and contemporary capitalism

ByShawn Nichols

chapter 22|16 pages

The IPE of degrowth and sustainable welfare

ByMax Koch, Hubert Buch-Hansen

chapter 23|17 pages


The curse of plenty
ByAlberto Acosta

chapter 24|17 pages

IPE of borders

Between formal and informal regionalisms
ByGustavo Matiuzzi de Souza

chapter 25|14 pages

The international political economy of war and liberal peace

ByMichael Pugh

chapter 26|16 pages

Transnational organized crime and political economy

ByDaniel Pontón

part Part IV|180 pages

Regional perspectives and inquiries

chapter 27|15 pages

IPE beyond Western paradigms

China, Africa, and Latin America in comparative perspective
ByMelisa Deciancio, Cintia Quiliconi

chapter 28|16 pages

The political economy of the European Union

Between national and supranational politics
ByJohannes Karremans, Zoe Lefkofridi

chapter 29|23 pages

IPE scholarship about Southeast Asia

Theories of development and state–market–society relations
ByBonn Juego

chapter 30|17 pages

East Asia’s developmental states in evolution

The challenge of sustaining national competitiveness at the technological frontier
BySung-Young Kim

chapter 32|21 pages

The international political economy of human security in Africa

ByAbigail Kabandula

chapter 33|12 pages

Regionalism in the Middle East

Turkish case in perspective
ByMustafa Kutlay, Hüseyin Emrah Karaoğuz

chapter 34|19 pages

The IPE of development finance in Latin America

ByLeonardo Stanley

chapter 35|21 pages

The constructivist IPE of regionalism in South America

ByGermán C. Prieto

chapter 36|14 pages

The IPE of Caribbean development

ByMatthew Louis Bishop, Merisa S. Thompson

part Part V|225 pages

New research arenas

chapter 37|18 pages

The IPE of global social policy governance

ByAndrea Bianculli, Andrea Ribeiro Hoffmann

chapter 38|18 pages

Globalization and global production networks

BySyed Javed Maswood

chapter 39|18 pages

The IPE of global tax governance

ByMartin Hearson

chapter 41|17 pages

Cyberpolitics and IPE

Towards a research agenda in the Global South
ByMaximiliano Vila Seoane, Marcelo Saguier

chapter 42|22 pages

The IPE of regional energy integration in South America

ByIgnacio Sabbatella, Thauan Santos

chapter 43|18 pages

Industrial policy in Latin America

A theoretical discussion
ByLeticia Araya, Francisco Castañeda

chapter 44|16 pages

The IPE of global corporations

ByJohn Mikler

chapter 45|21 pages

The International Political Economy of cities and urbanization

Insights from Latin America
ByMichael Lukas, Gustavo Durán

chapter 46|17 pages

Migration and international political economy

ByFabiola Mieres

chapter 47|15 pages

International political economy and the environment

ByGian Delgado Ramos

chapter 48|15 pages

Conceptual hinges between international political economy and Economic Intelligence

Some disciplinary challenges
ByFredy Rivera, Lester Cabrera

chapter 49|17 pages

The IPE of money laundering and terrorist finance

ByWilliam Vlcek