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Introduction.- PART I: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES.- 1. Theories of Global Political Economy.- 2. International Political Economy and Its Methods.- PART II: EVOLUTION.- 3. Forging a World Economy 1400-1800.- 4. Industry, Empire and War 1800-1945.- 5. Growing a Global Economy 1945-2015.- PART III: DYNAMICS.- 6. International Trade.- 7. Transnational Production.- 8. The Global Financial System.- 9. Global Division of Labour.- 10. Gender.- 11. Economic Development.- 12. Global Environmental Change.- 13. Ideas.- 14. Security.- 15. Governing the Global Political Economy.- Conclusion.

About the Author

Robert O'Brien is Professor of Political Science at McMaster University, Canada. He has published books and articles on the subjects of international trade, global labour issues, social movements and international economic institutions, global social policy.

Marc Williams is Professor of International Relations, at The University of New South Wales, Australia. His research focuses on global environmental politics, social movements, and global economic governance.


'Once again, O'Brien and Williams have succeeded in making an excellent text even better. Wide-ranging and historically informed, the fifth edition provides up-to-date coverage of contemporary developments and the latest theoretical trends in the field.' - Benjamin Jerry Cohen, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA 'This is outstanding in its combination of high-quality scholarship, breadth of coverage and even-handed treatment of all theoretical vantages. An invaluable book for students - and teachers - of IPE.' - Randall Germain, Carleton University, Canada 'This is a hugely important textbook, which I have found to be extremely helpful for the teaching of International Political Economy. It provides an excellent overview of the key themes in IPE and a platform for students to identify and develop their key interests in a more in-depth way.'- Andreas Bieler, University of Nottingham, UK

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