This Popular And Successful Text Provides A Comprehensive Introduction To The Global Political Economy Of Today, Set In A Broad Historical Context It Introduces An Unusually Wide Range Of Theoretical Approaches And Highlights How Useful They Are In Tackling Key Issues From Trade, Production And Finance To Social Divisions, Development And The Environment The Second Edition Has Been Revised And Updated Throughout With The Addition Of Additional Chapters On Gender, On Ideas, And On Key Current Issues And Debates This was my main textbook for my IPE course this term It s definitely a better alternative to studying Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, themselves, although, at times, this book assumed that I was well versed in concepts that I wasn t Google was definitely my friend I study POLITICS, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, and HISTORY, not ECONOMICS Having said that, the book is spilt into two parts The first part is the historical background of how the political economy evolved into what it is today The second part was about the current economy and the different issues that influence it My prof chose mainly to focus on the illicit economy, as that is his area of expertise I liked that this book wasn t TOO DRY and had orange boxes on the pages that brought your attention to information you might not have known It wasn t too difficult to get into, but again, I m not too fond of economic theory, so I probably wouldn t recommend it to anyone, unless they were truly interested in IPE. Wow, I can t believe m International Political Economy book is on Goodreads THis was the most straight forward of all the books that I read during my studies in Bristol It had current relevan examples that helped me understand economics better than before It was a real eye opener to the injustices of the world bank and the IMF It encompassed so many ideas in simple and logical manners that made it enjoyable to study. An excellent overview of prevailing theories in the sphere of global political economy O Brien and Williams provide a great reconstruction of the current global paradigm and how it emerged, beginning with the industrial revolution The text provides an interesting survey of the global economy, including international trade, transnational production, the global financial system and the global division of labour A great reference tool for anyone looking to understand the political motives and paradigms behind economics.
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- 473 pages
- Global Political Economy: Evolution and Dynamics
- Robert O'Brien
- 02 December 2019 Robert O'Brien