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Reconstructing the Global Political Economy

An Analytical Guide

By Erik Andersson

Published

20 May 2020

Page count

276 pages

ISBN

978-1529200683

Dimensions

240 x 172 mm

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Bristol University Press
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Published

20 May 2020

Page count

276 pages

ISBN

978-1529200676

Dimensions

240 x 172 mm

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Bristol University Press
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Published

20 May 2020

Page count

276 pages

ISBN

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    In an era of post-globalisation, the global political economy needs restructuring. This textbook examines the challenges facing the world economy as a result of climate change, social and economic inequality and provides future-oriented solutions. Andersson clearly presents and explains key concepts from Global Political Economy (GPE) to show how these can be used to design and analyse potential reconstructions of the global political economy, offering the analytical tools and inroads to this reconstruction.

    With a comprehensive exploration of the different ideological pathways that change might take, through intersecting dimensions of gender, race and class, the author expertly guides the reader through thematic chapters such as:

    •The political economy of everyday life

    •Regulation of global trade

    •Post-development

    •Global value chain production

    •Financial markets

    This textbook will help students and non-specialist readers to see that global economic change is possible and show how core concepts from GPE can enable clear thinking about a global future that is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.

    “This book not only offers insightful analytical tools for understanding contemporary processes and politics, but highlights that alternatives are in fact possible. It will be a highly useful resource to students and scholars interested in alternative ways in thinking about the global political economy.” Laura Horn, Roskilde University

    “An excellent introduction and an agenda for change, this is a book filled with hope that should resonate with all students of global political economy.” Marc Williams, University of New South Wales Sydney

    Erik Andersson is an Associate Professor in the School of Global Studies at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

    Change Is Possible and Necessary;

    The Political Economy of Everyday Life;

    Markets Are What We Make Them;

    Trade Constructs;

    What Development?;

    Financial Markets and the Future;

    Globalized Production;

    Do Not Waste a Crisis.