The Political Economy of International Relations
By (author) Robert Gilpin
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Political Economy of International Relations by Robert Gilpin
Book DescriptionAfter the end of World War II, the United States, by far the dominant economic and military power at that time, joined with the surviving capitalist democracies to create an unprecedented institutional framework. By the 1980s many contended that these institutions--the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (now the World Trade Organization), the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund--were threatened by growing economic nationalism in the United States, as demonstrated by increased trade protection and growing budget deficits. In this book, Robert Gilpin argues that American power had been essential for establishing these institutions, and waning American support threatened the basis of postwar cooperation and the great prosperity of the period. For Gilpin, a great power such as the United States is essential to fostering international cooperation. Exploring the relationship between politics and economics first highlighted by Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and other thinkers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Gilpin demonstrated the close ties between politics and economics in international relations, outlining the key role played by the creative use of power in the support of an institutional framework that created a world economy. Gilpin's exposition of the in.uence of politics on the international economy was a model of clarity, making the book the centerpiece of many courses in international political economy. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, when American support for international cooperation is once again in question, Gilpin's warnings about the risks of American unilateralism sound ever clearer.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780691022628
(235mm x 155mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1987
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Robert Gilpin
Challenge of Global Capitalism, Paperback (January 2002)
Beginning with the 1989 end of the Cold War and the subsequent collapse of communism, this book focuses on globalization and rapid technological change and covers economic developments and political cultures. It demonstrates the fragility of a global and integrated economy and recommends what can be done to strengthen it.
Global Political Economy, Paperback (February 2001)» View all books by Robert Gilpin
A successor to "The Political Economy of International Relations", the classic statement of the field of international political economy that continues to command the attention of students, researchers, and policymakers. It also stresses the importance of economic regionalism, multinational corporations, and financial upheavals.
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