This text provides a broad-ranging historical account of the emergence of a worldwide economy since the 15th century, combined with a systematic analysis of the key frameworks of international political economy today.
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Introduction PART I: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES Locating the Field, Introducing Economic Nationalism and Liberalism Critical Approaches, Methods and Theoretical Developments PART II: EVOLUTION Forging a World Economy 1400-1800 Industry, Empire and War Growing a Global Economy 1945 - Present PART III: DYNAMICS International Trade Transnational Production The Global Financial System Global Division of Labour Gender Economic Development Global Environmental Change Ideas Security Governing the Global Political Economy
ROBERT O'BRIEN holds the LIUNA/ Enrico Henry Mancinelli Professorship in Global Labour Issues at McMaster University, Canada. He has published books and articles on the subjects of international trade, global labour issues, social movements and international economic institutions, global social policy. MARC WILLIAMS is Professor of International Relations, University of New South Wales, Australia. His research focuses on global environmental politics, social movements, and global economic governance.