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Routledge Handbook of International Political Economy (IPE) : IPE as a Global Conversation - Mark Blyth

Routledge Handbook of International Political Economy (IPE)

IPE as a Global Conversation

By: Mark Blyth (Editor)

Paperback Published: 4th June 2010
ISBN: 9780415781411
Number Of Pages: 377

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The study of the International Political Economy (IPE), like the IPE itself, is plural and unbounded. Despite what partisans sometimes say, rather than there being a one waya (TM) of studying the IPE that is the a right waya (TM), we find across the world great variation in IPE scholarship in terms of focus, questions, and methods. How then can we make sense of this and understand the field as a whole rather than simply learn one part of it?

This Handbook is designed to address precisely this concern. It maps the shifting boundaries and diverse theoretical commitments of IPE around the world. It engages the geographical and theoretical diversity of the different versions of IPE found in North America, the UK, in Asia and Australia; and notes the absences of distinctive versions of IPE in Europe and Latin America. The volume groups together the essential attributes and positions of each school, inviting the reader to engage with and learn about IPE in all of its guises through this evolving a global conversation.a (TM) Rather than adjudicate a the one true versiona (TM) of IPE, it argues that the intellectual diversity we see around the world is an essential, and positive, feature of the field.

With over twenty contributors from a wide range of countries Routledge Handbook of International Political Economy is an essential resource for all those with an interest in this complex and rapidly evolving field of study.

'This Handbook is very ambitious in its scope, and succeeds admirably in carrying it off ... very well-structured and presented.' - ASEAN Economic Bulletin, Vol.26, No.3, December 2009 'This highly literate, meticulously edited work performs the useful function of providing a geography and history of thought for the field. It focuses especially on English-speaking developed countries, includes several articles on IPE and Asia, and touches on Latin America and France. Summing up: Highly Recommended' CHOICE

List of tablesp. vii
List of contributorsp. viii
Acknowledgmentsp. x
Introduction: IPE as a global conversationp. 1
North American IPEp. 21
The multiple traditions of American IPEp. 23
Realist political economy: traditional themes and contemporary challengesp. 36
Contested contracts: rationalist theories of institutions in American IPEp. 48
Constructivism as an approach to international political economyp. 62
Of margins, traditions, and engagements: a brief disciplinary history of IPE in Canadap. 77
British IPEp. 93
Lineages of a British international political economyp. 95
Empiricism and objectivity: reflexive theory construction in a complex worldp. 112
Power-knowledge estranged: from Susan Strange to poststructuralism in British IPEp. 126
Bridging the transatlantic divide? Toward a structurational approach to international political economyp. 140
IPE in Asiap. 161
Reading Hobbes in Beijing: great power politics and the challenge of the peaceful ascentp. 163
States and markets, states versus markets: the developmental state debate as the distinctive East Asian contribution to international political economyp. 180
The rise of East Asia: an emerging challenge to the study of international political economyp. 201
Neither Asia nor America: IPE in Australiap. 216
IPE elsewhere-exemptions, exclusions, and extensionsp. 229
Why IPE is underdeveloped in continental Europe: a case study of Francep. 231
Why did the Latin American critical tradition in the social sciences become practically extinct?p. 243
What do sociologists bring to international political economy?p. 266
Economic history and the international political economyp. 280
Everyday international political economyp. 290
Bibliographyp. 307
Indexp. 355
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ISBN: 9780415781411
ISBN-10: 0415781418
Series: Routledge Handbooks (Paperback)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 377
Published: 4th June 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.38 x 17.27  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 1