International Political Economy

Author: James H. Nolt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135994374
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"This book offers a completely new and unique introduction to the economics of international relations. It treats all the traditional major themes of international relations theory while giving each a refreshing new twist with the incorporation of the influence of private power, particularly in the realm of war and peace. It reframes the history of the modern global economy and politics by thoroughly purging the myth of the market, a systematic blindness to private power. It not only draws on, but also illuminates major themes and empirical findings of comparative politics, business history, business strategy, business cycle theory, social evolutionary theory as well as the practical wisdom of traders and investors. This book presents a refreshing and exciting portrayal of the global economy which challenges every major subject from money to markets to the business cycle. This book eschews the economics of dull averages to restore the drama of contending business forces, struggling for wealth and, in the process, influencing war and peace"--

The Handbook On The Political Economy Of War

Author: Christopher J. Coyne
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1849808325
Size: 66.69 MB
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The Handbook on the Political Economy of War highlights and explores important research questions and discusses the core elements of the political economy of war.

Economic Theories Of Peace And War

Author: Fanny Coulomb
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134454201
Size: 42.80 MB
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War often comes down to one thing: money. The role of economics in the study of both peace and war is arguably then the most important single factor when it comes to the study of defence. This excellent new book from Fanny Coulomb will be of interest not only to those involved in the burgeoning field of defence economics - it will also be of vital interest to students and academics from international relations, defence studies, philosophy and political science backgrounds.

John Maynard Keynes And International Relations

Author: Donald Markwell
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0198292368
Size: 30.44 MB
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The ideas of John Maynard Keynes revolutionised 20th-century economics. This book explores the evolution of Keynes' thinking on relations, & shows how this is linked to the changing of his opinions on economic matters, in a way which deepens our understanding of both.

Easternisation

Author: Gideon Rachman
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473521165
Size: 68.66 MB
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Selected as a Book of the Year by Evening Standard The West’s domination of world politics is coming to a close. The flow of wealth and power is turning from West to East and a new era of global instability has begun. Easternisation is the defining trend of our age – the growing wealth of Asian nations is transforming the international balance of power. This shift to the East is shaping the lives of people all over the world, the fate of nations and the great questions of war and peace. A troubled but rising China is now challenging America’s supremacy, and the ambitions of other Asian powers – including Japan, North Korea, India and Pakistan – have the potential to shake the whole world. Meanwhile the West is struggling with economic malaise and political populism, the Arab world is in turmoil and Russia longs to reclaim its status as a great power. We are at a turning point in history: but Easternisation has many decades to run. Gideon Rachman offers a road map to the turbulent process that will define the international politics of the twenty-first century.

Internationalizing And Privatizing War And Peace

Author: H. Wulf
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230514812
Size: 59.85 MB
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In this timely work, the author analyzes the use of private military firms and international interventions of the military. Outsourcing to the private sector takes missions away from the military, but the shift towards international intervention adds new, wider functions to the traditional role of defence. If these two trends continue at the present pace, important security functions will be out of control of parliaments, national governments and international authorities. The state monopoly of violence - an achievement of civilization - is at stake.

The Socio Economics Of Conversion From War To Peace

Author: Lloyd J. Dumas
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9781563245282
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This text discusses the economic, social and political implications of redirecting labour and capital from a military-based to a post-Cold War economy.

Power And Plenty

Author: Ronald Findlay
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400831883
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International trade has shaped the modern world, yet until now no single book has been available for both economists and general readers that traces the history of the international economy from its earliest beginnings to the present day. Power and Plenty fills this gap, providing the first full account of world trade and development over the course of the last millennium. Ronald Findlay and Kevin O'Rourke examine the successive waves of globalization and "deglobalization" that have occurred during the past thousand years, looking closely at the technological and political causes behind these long-term trends. They show how the expansion and contraction of the world economy has been directly tied to the two-way interplay of trade and geopolitics, and how war and peace have been critical determinants of international trade over the very long run. The story they tell is sweeping in scope, one that links the emergence of the Western economies with economic and political developments throughout Eurasia centuries ago. Drawing extensively upon empirical evidence and informing their systematic analysis with insights from contemporary economic theory, Findlay and O'Rourke demonstrate the close interrelationships of trade and warfare, the mutual interdependence of the world's different regions, and the crucial role these factors have played in explaining modern economic growth. Power and Plenty is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the origins of today's international economy, the forces that continue to shape it, and the economic and political challenges confronting policymakers in the twenty-first century.

Systems Of Violence Second Edition

Author: Nazih Richani
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438446950
Size: 16.34 MB
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Expanded new edition of an important study of the protracted violence in Colombia. This book examines the political, economic, and military factors that have contributed to decades of violent conflict in Colombia during one of the longest protracted civil wars in the world. Using four years of field research, and more than two hundred interviews, Nazih Richani examines Colombia’s “war system”—the systemic interlacing relationship among actors in conflict, their respective political economy, and also the overall political economy of the system they help in creating. Several key questions are raised, including when and why do some conflicts protract, and what types of socioeconomic and political configurations make peaceful resolutions difficult to obtain? Also addressed are the lessons of other protracted conflicts, such as those found in Lebanon, Angola, and Italy. In this expanded second edition Richani contributes new chapters looking at developments in Colombia since the book’s initial publication a decade ago and a look at the challenges for peace that lie ahead.

Shadow Globalization Ethnic Conflicts And New Wars

Author: Dietrich Jung
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113446021X
Size: 45.63 MB
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Focusing on the political economy of so-called new wars, this book presents a series of studies that analyse the complexities of current warfare by moving from the global sphere to local spots of organised violence. It thus raises questions about the very idea of intra-state wars and shows that these wars are inseparably linked to the global economy and the world political order. In this way, this study also offes a unique contribution to understanding the post-September 11 world. This will be topical and controversial reading for students and scholars of international relations and international political economy, as well as experts in foreign policy, peace and conflict studies.