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Routledge Encyclopedia of International Political Economy

Routledge Encyclopedia of International Political Economy
Associate Editorial Consultant [Finance]. R.J. Barry Jones, General Editor.
London and New York: Routledge, 2001.


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'.