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Reconstructing the Global Political Economy

An Analytical Guide

By Erik Andersson

Published

20 May 2020

Page count

218 pages

ISBN

978-1529200683

Dimensions

240 x 172 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

20 May 2020

Page count

218 pages

ISBN

978-1529200676

Dimensions

240 x 172 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

20 May 2020

Page count

218 pages

ISBN

978-1529200706

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

20 May 2020

Page count

218 pages

ISBN

978-1529200706

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press
Reconstructing the Global Political Economy

In an era of post-globalization, the global political economy needs restructuring. This textbook examines the challenges facing the world economy as a result of climate change and social and economic inequality, and provides future-oriented solutions to them. Andersson presents and explains key concepts from Global Political Economy to show how to design and analyse potential reconstructions of the economic system.

With a comprehensive exploration of the different ideological pathways that change might take, and taking account of gender, race and class, the author expertly guides the reader through thematic chapters, including:

• the political economy of everyday life;

• the regulation of global trade;

• post-development;

• the production of global value chains;

• financial markets.

This book will help readers see that global economic change is possible and support 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

"The global political economy is a social realm that we can understand and work to change. This text is for students who wish to become part of the solution."

Robert A. Denemark, University of Delaware

Erik Andersson is 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.