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Readership: Students enrolled in courses in university political science departments, usually in second- and third-year.
Axel Hulsemeyer, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Concordia University, Canadian
Part I - The Dominant Theories of IPE
Adam Smith: An Inquiry into the Nature and the Causes of the Wealth of Nations: Of the Division of Labour, Of the Principle Which Gives Occasion to the Division of Labour, and That the Division of Labour Is Limited by the Extent of the Market
David Ricardo: The Principles of Political Economy and Taxation
John M. Keynes: The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money: The General Theory, The Postulates of Classical Economics, and Concluding Notes on the Social Philosophy towards which the General Theory Might Lead
2: (Neo-)Mercantilist Reflection
Friedrich List: The National System of Political Economy: The Theory of the Powers of Production and the Theory of Values, Customs Duties as a Chief Means of Establishing and Protecting the Internal Manufacturing Power
Klaus Knorr: The Power of Nations: The Political Economy of International Relations: The Bases of National Economic Power
Klaus Stegemann: (Policy Rivalry Among Industrial States: What Can We Learn from Models of Strategic Trade Policy?
3: (Neo-)Marxist Reflection
Frederick Engels: Outlines of a Critique of Political Economy
Vladimir I. Lenin: Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism: Imperialism as a Special Stage of Capitalism
Immanuel M. Wallerstein: The Rise and Future Demise of the World Capitalist System: Concepts for Comparative Analysis
4: Post-Positivist Response
Alexander Wendt: Anarchy Is What States Make of It: The Social Construction of Power Politics
V. Spike Peterson: How (the Meaning of ) Gender Matters in Political Economy
Part II - Structures of IPE
1: The Politics of International Trade
Richard H. Steinberg: In the Shadow of Law or Power? Consensus-Based Bargaining and Outcomes in the GATT/WTO
Sol Picciotto: Private Rights vs. Public Standards in the WTO
2: The Political Economy of Money and Finance
John B. Goodman and Louis W. Pauly: The Obsolescence of Capital Controls? Economic Management in an Age of Global Markets
Adam Harmes: Institutional Investors and Polanyi's Double Movement: A Model of Contemporary Currency Crises
3: International Production and Multinational Corporations
Charles P. Kindleberger: American Business Abroad: Six Lectures on Direct Investment: The International Corporation
Louis W. Pauly and Simon Reich: National Structures and Multinational Corporate Behaviors: Enduring Differences in the Age of Globalization
Part III - Economic Globalization and 'the State'
1: Globalization I - Which Role for the State?
Peter Evans: The Eclipse of the State? Reflections on Stateness in an Era of Globalization
Paul Hirst and Grahame Thompson: Globalization and the Future of the Nation State
2: Globalization II - Toward Convergence?
Robert Boyer: The Convergence Hypothesis Revisited: Globalization but Still the Century of Nations?
Daniel W. Drezner: Globalization and Policy Convergence
Part IV - Regional Integration: Europe and Beyond
1: Conceptualizing the Phenomenon
Raimo Väyrynen: Regionalism: Old and New
Yi Feng and Gaspare M. Genna: Regional Integration and Domestic Institutional Homogeneity: A Comparative Analysis of Regional Integration in the Americas, Pacific Asia, and Western Europe
2: Regional Integration I - The European Union
Paul Pierson: The Path to European Integration: a Historical Institutionalist Analysis
Andrew Moravcsik: What Can We Learn from the Collapse of the European Constitutional Project?
3: Regional Integration II - Western Hemisphere
Karl Kaltenthaler and Frank O. Mora: Explaining Latin American Economic Integration: The Case of Mercosur
Nicola Phillips: Hemispheric Integration and Subregionalism in the Americas
4: Regional Integration III - Southeast Asia
Paul Bowles: Asia's Post-Crisis Regionalism: Bringing the State Back in, Keeping the (United) States out
Douglas Webber: Two Funerals and a Wedding? The Ups and Downs of Regionalism in East Asia and Asia Pacific after the Asian Crisis
Part V - Toward the 21st Century
1: Continuing North-South Disparity - New Recipes?
Robert Hunter Wade: What Strategies are Viable for Developing Countries Today? The World Trade Organization and the Shrinking of 'Development Space'
Arie M. Kacowicz: Globalization, Poverty, and the North-South Divide
2: Transition Economies - From the Outside Looking In
David Bartlett and Wendy Hunter: Market Structures, Political Institutions and Democratization: The Latin American and East European Experiences
Ralf J. Leiteritz and Lars Handrich: Post-Communist Transformation and Industrial Relations: A Fast-Track to the 'Competition State' in Eastern Europe?
3: Sustainable Development
Peter Newell and Matthew Paterson: A Climate for Business: Global Warming, the State, and Capital
Christoph Görg and Ulrich Brand: Environmental Politics and Competition between Nation-States: On the Regulation of Biodiversity