RECONSTRUCTING THE GLOBAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
An Analytical Guide
LESSONS FROM LOCKDOWN: Erik Andersson on the global political economy 'A better world requires trust' in GU Journalen (Swedish)
Economy & Politics
Bristol U.P. - Policy Press
Erik Andersson is Associate Professor in the School of Global Studies at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
All except China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan
In an era of post-globalization, the global political economy needs restructuring. This textbook examines the challenges facing the world economy as a result of climate change and social and economic inequality, and provides future-oriented solutions to them.
Andersson presents and explains key concepts from Global Political Economy to show how to design and analyse potential reconstructions of the economic system.
With a comprehensive exploration of the different ideological pathways that change might take, and taking account of gender, race and class, the author expertly guides the reader through thematic chapters, including:
• the political economy of everyday life;
• the regulation of global trade;
• the production of global value chains;
• financial markets.
This book will help readers see that global economic change is possible and support clear thinking about a global future that is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.
“This book not only offers insightful analytical tools for understanding contemporary processes and politics, but highlights that alternatives are in fact possible. It will be a highly useful resource to students and scholars interested in alternative ways in thinking about the global political economy.” _Laura Horn, Roskilde University “An excellent introduction and an agenda for change,...