This highly original Handbook series offers a unique appraisal of the state-of-the-art of research in International Political Economy (IPE). Consisting of original contributions by leading authorities, Handbooks in the series provide comprehensive overviews of the very latest research within key areas of IPE. Taking a thematic approach, emphasis is placed on both expanding current debate and indicating the likely research agenda for the future. Each Handbook forms a prestigious and high quality work of lasting significance. The Handbooks will encompass arguments from both the British and American schools of IPE to give a comprehensive overview of the debates and research positions in each key area of interest, as well as offering a space for those who feel that their work fits neither designation easily. Taking a genuinely international approach these Handbooks are designed to inform as well as to contribute to current debates.