This three volume Encyclopedia offers the first comprehensive and authoritative survey of the rapidly developing field of international political economy. Its entries cover the major theoretical issues and analytical approaches within international political economy, detailed discussions of the contributions of the major 'makers' of modern international political economy and survey a wide range of empirical conditions and developments within the global political economy, including its major institutions. The Encyclopedia has been designed to be eclectic in approach and very wide-ranging in coverage. Theoretical entries range from issues of the definition and embrace of 'international political economy', through such core methodological questions as 'rationalism' and the 'structure-agent problem;, to surveys of the major theories and approaches employed in the study of the international political economy: liberal perspectives, including liberal institutionalism; mainstream 'neo-classical' theories and concepts; Marxist approaches, including continental regulation theory; realist and mercantilist views; structuralism, dependency and theories of North-South relations.
Entries of the makers of modern international political economy range from such classical sources as Adam Smith and David Ricardo, through to more recent contributors to conventional international economy analysis, such as Keynes, Eli Heckscher, 'critical' pioneers like Karl Polanyi and Pierro Sraffa; development economists; and such pioneers of the post-war revival of 'international political economy as Charles Kindleberger, Raymond Vernon, Robert Keohane, Mancur Olson and Susan Strange. Concepts and issues covered range from Say's law and 'inferior goods' through to 'Mundell-Flemming', 'development', 'public goods' and 'epistemic communities'. Entries on significant empirical features of the contemporary international economy range from UNCTAD, the IMF, the Asian financial crisis, to the European Community. Consultant Editors:David Baldwin, Columbia University, USA; Michael Mastanduno, Dartmouth University,USA; David Rapkin; University of Nebraska, USA; Jonathan Perraton; Univ
R.J. Barry Jones is professor of international relations at the University of Reading, UK. His work encompasses international relations' theory and international political economy and he has published six books in the field of political economy and international political economy. His most recent publications have focused upon globalization - its nature and sources and, most recently, its implications for the state and for effective governance.