Handbook of the International Political Economy of the Corporation

Handbooks of Research on International Political Economy series

Edited by Andreas Nölke and Christian May, Institute of Political Science, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

Over the past few decades, corporations have been neglected in studies of international political economy (IPE). Seeking to demystify them, what they are, how they behave and their goals and constraints, this Handbook introduces the corporation as a unit of analysis for students of IPE. Providing critical discussion of their global and domestic power, and highlighting the ways in which corporations interact with each other and with their socio-political environment, this Handbook presents a thorough and up-to-date overview of the main debates around the role of corporations in the global political economy.

‘This book does an excellent job of bringing together a range of studies that give centrality to corporations, often anchored in national systems but with global aspirations. Different countries and regions, as well as different policy fields, are covered, and different theoretical perspectives from specialists across the social sciences are offered. The Handbook provides interesting examples of how corporations exercise power, may come to dominate policy at domestic and international levels and under specific circumstances are strong enough to present themselves as problem solvers.’
– Karsten Ronit, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2018 496 pp Hardback 978 1 78536 252 1 £261.00 £185.00 $261.00 $290.00
2020 496 pp Paperback 978 1 83910 760 3 £52.00 £40.00 $52.00 $65.00

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