Global Political Economy


Global Political Economy

Beyond the Nation State, Second Edition

2nd edition

9781035307401 Edward Elgar Publishing
David Reisman, Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Surrey, UK and Senior Associate, Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Publication Date: 2023 ISBN: 978 1 03530 740 1 Extent: 258 pp
In his updated second edition, David Reisman examines the ideological and material underpinnings of the global mixed economy. Drawing upon current research in economics and international relations, Global Political Economy is an impartial and comprehensive analysis of the world order in an age of reappraisal and doubt.

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In the second, thoroughly revised edition of his Global Political Economy, David Reisman reexamines the ideological and material underpinnings of the international order in the light of recent research and developments.

Taking belief systems such as liberalism, socialism and nationalism as his way into current controversies and debates, he suggests ways in which the conflicting positions can be reconciled. The book ranges widely, from the role of the superpower hegemon and the international organisations to competing currencies, trade agreements, regional pacts, transnational corporations, intellectual property rights and the less developed countries. Global Political Economy is an impartial, multidisciplinary and comprehensive analysis of the lines of force that are pulling the world together even as they are drawing it apart.

Offering an insightful picture of economic unions and international trade, this book will be essential reading for students and scholars of economics and finance, global political economy, international relations, and public policy and politics.
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Praise for the First Edition:

''Global Political Economy is sweeping in its coverage of the major sub-areas of IPE, as well as its treatment of leading contributions to the field. The analysis of the three leading theories and nine sub-areas is probing, thoughtful and impressively balanced. This book will be useful for intermediate and advanced undergraduate courses, graduate students, and public officials at all levels of governance''
– David Deese, Boston College, US

‘In a crowded textbook market, Reisman''s Global Political Economy stands out for its fresh heterodox perspective. Building outward from more conventional analytical approaches, Reisman offers unique insights into the interactions between economics and politics on the world stage. Accessible in style, the book is both instructive and provocative.’
– Benjamin J. Cohen, University of California, Santa Barbara, US
Contents: 1. A global political economy 2. Science and ideology 3. The national interest 4. The hegemon 5. Goods and services 6. Regions and blocs 7. The developing countries 8. Development and trade 9. The multinational enterprise 10. International liquidity 11. Money without borders References Index
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