Global Political Economy (5th edition)

ISBN : 9780198737469

John Ravenhill
528 ページ
189 x 246 mm




The most balanced blend of empirical material and critical analysis from the leading figures in Global Political Economy.

New to this Edition:

  • A rewritten chapter on the Global Trade Regime, written by Professor Ann Capling and Dr Silke Trommer.
  • Increased coverage of the rise of new actors, especially the BRICs, and the role of developing economies in global governance.
  • The chapter on production has been moved earlier in the book to form a newly-organised Part Two looking at global trade and production.

The only introduction to Global Political Economy that lets students learn from the very top scholars in the field.
The fifth edition of this popular text offers a comprehensive introduction to global political economy, combining theory, history, and contemporary issues and debates. Renowned for its balance of empirical material and critical analysis, the expert authors introduce readers to the diversity of perspectives in GPE, and encourage students to unpack claims and challenge explanations. 
This new edition features a rewritten chapter on the Global Trade Regimes and thorough updates throughout to reflect the rise of new actors and the role of developing economies in global governance.


Part I Theoretical Approaches to Global Political Economy
1: The Study of Global Political Economy, John Ravenhill
2: The Historical Roots of Theoretical Traditions in Global Political Economy, Matthew Watson
3: Cooperation and Conflict in the Global Political Economy, Cédric Dupont and Vinod Aggarwal
4: The Domestic Sources of Foreign Economic Policies, Michael J Hiscox

Part II Global Trade and Production
5: The Evolution of the Global Trade Regime, Ann Capling and Silke Trommer
6: Regional Trade Agreements, John Ravenhill
7: The Globalization of Production, Eric Thun

Part III Global Finance
8: The Evolution of the International Monetary and Financial System, Eric Helleiner
9: The Political Economy of Global Financial Crises, Louis W Pauly

Part IV Globalization and the State
10: The Logics of Economic Globalization, Anthony McGrew
11: Globalization and its Impact on States, Colin Hay

Part V Development, Equality, and the Environment
12: Growth, Inequality and Poverty, Robert Hunter Wade
13: The Political Economy of Development, Nicola Phillips
14: The Political Economy of the Environment, Peter Dauvergne


Edited by John Ravenhill, Director of the Balsillie School of International Affairs and Professor of Political Science, University of Waterloo, Canada
Vinod Aggarwal, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Ann Capling, University of Melbourne, Australia
Peter Dauvergne, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Cédric Dupont, The Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva
Colin Hay, University of Sheffield, UK
Eric Helleiner, University of Waterloo, Canada
Michael J Hiscox, Harvard University, USA
Anthony McGrew, University of Strathclyde, UK
Louis W Pauly, University of Toronto, Canada
Nicola Phillips, University of Sheffield, UK
John Ravenhill, University of Waterloo, Canada
Eric Thun, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, UK
Silke Trommer, University of Manchester, UK
Robert Hunter Wade, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
Matthew Watson, University of Warwick, UK

'Ravenhill's Global Political Economy is extremely accessibile and the quality of the analysis is superb. Most importantly, though, it helps students to unpack big claims.' - Dr Huw Macartney, University of Birmingham

'This text just keeps getting better and better. The coverage is comprehensive, thoroughtly revised to keep up with contemporary developments, and the quality of the scholarship is uniformly high. Students of international political economy could not ask for a more enlightening introduction to the field.' - Professor Benjamin J. Cohen, University of California, Santa Barbara

'Global Political Economy is balanced in its presentation of debates, and rigorous in its arguments, providing an excellent guide for students in understanding international political economy.' - Dr Kelly Gerard, University of Western Australia