International Political Economy Understanding Global Disorder Robert Cox, Stephen Gill, Björn Hettne, Kees van der Pijl, James Rosenau & Yoshikazu Sakamoto ISBN 984 05 1305 2 1996 158pp 215x136mm HB Tk.350.00 US$23.00
The collapse of the Berlin Wall triggered the geopolitical transition to a post-Cold War world. Far from ushering in a new world order of progress and peace, humanity finds itself confronted by new conflicts, new sources of insecurity and a highly unpredictable future.
In this book, some of the most eminent theorists of international political economy grapple with the difficult questions involved in developing appropriate theoretical tools in order to understand the rapidly changing, inter-connected structures of international relations and the global economy, and the multiple new sources of instability, integration and inequality. One of the central themes to emerge is the disjuncture between the way in which the world is organized politically (with the sovereign state still the principal actor) and its economic organization (characterized by more and integration via the market and international institutions for cross-border cooperation).
The essays in this book provide an essential introduction to some of the innovative thinking that is rapidly transforming the frontiers of international political economy as a discipline.
Robert W. Cox, Professor of Political Science and Social and Political Though York University, Toronto, has written widely on and changed the frontiers of international political economy international organization, labour and theory of political and social analysis.
Stephen Gill, Professor, Department of Political Science, York University Toronto, has written a large number of articles and books on international political economy/international relations.
Björn Hettne, Professor, Department of Peace and Development Research at the University of Göteborg (PADRIGU) Sweden, has written on colonial history in India, European integration, ethnic conflicts, international relations and development theory.
Kees van der Pijl, Reader, Department of International Relations and International Law, University of Amsterdam, has published on European integration, transatlantic relations and North-South issues.
James N. Rosenau, Professor Department of International Relations George Washington University, Washington DC, is one of the world’s most noted scholars on international relations.
Yoshikazu Sakamoto is Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo, and Senior Research Fellow, Peace Research Institute International Christian University, Tokyo. A distinguished Japanese peace researcher.