Global Political Economy (6th edition)

ISBN : 9780198820642

John Ravenhill
544 ページ
189 x 246 mm



  • A stimulating yet accessible guide to political economy which helps students understand complex issues such as global trade and global finance as well as pertinent topics including development, equality and the environment
  • Packed with contemporary case studies to help students apply economic theory to the real world
  • Debates are critically presented and situated in their historical context, enabling students to form their own views and arguments
  • Includes carefully developed pedagogical features, such as rigorous end of chapter questions which help students reflect on their learning, test their knowledge, and form their own views
  • Accompanied by a range of online resources, to help students take their learning further

New to this Edition:

  • Thoroughly updated to incorporate recent developments, such as the Trump administration, Brexit and economic nationalism
  • Includes brand new coverage of the international political economy of work and labour, an increasingly important topic in global political economy
  • Now explores the international political economy of energy, a popular area of study

An expert team of international authors present a diverse and comprehensive selection of theories and issues, carefully brought together by experienced editor John Ravenhill. Crucially, debates are presented through a critical lens to encourage students to unpack claims, form independent views, and challenge assumptions. This text is the only introduction to global political economy that lets students learn from the very top scholars in the field.
Now in its sixth edition, this highly successful textbook has been thoroughly updated with contemporary real word examples, including the impact of the Trump administration, Brexit, and economic nationalism. Furthermore, new analysis has been added on the international political economy of work, labour, and energy. This ensures that Global Political Economy is the most up-to-date and relevant textbook on the subject available. This book is supported by online resources designed to help students take their learning further.


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, Kings College London, UK
John Ravenhill, University of Waterloo, Canada
Eric Thun, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, UK
Silke Trommer, University of Helsinki, Finland
Robert Hunter Wade, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
Matthew Watson, University of Warwick, UK

Review from previous edition 
"Ravenhill's Global Political Economy is extremely accessible 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