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Craig Berry

02c Globalisation 040-068 2/2/11 15:09 Page 40 2 Political economy and ideology This chapter moves the book’s focus to theoretical approaches specifically oriented around the analysis of ideational phenomena. It argues, however, that none is fully able to consider the meaning and implications of the emergence of new ideas such as globalisation. The analytical concept of ideology, especially as understood by political theorists such as Michael Freeden, may be able to help political economy in this regard. Simply, most forms of ideational analysis influential

in Globalisation and ideology in Britain
Philip Cerny

84 DISCIPLINES 6 International Political Economy philip cerny International Political Economy, domestic politics and democracy International Political Economy (IPE) had already achieved prominence as a field of study by the start of the 21st century, but its role has changed dramatically, with issues of democratic governance and policy-making moving to the forefront. Originally, however, the roots of IPE lay in economic aspects of relations among nation-states in the international system – foreign economic policy, trade, the spread of production systems and

in Democratization through the looking-glass
Geopolitics and capitalist development in the Asia-Pacific
Mark Beeson

understanding of the political economy of security is important, especially in East Asia. Consequently, I detail the geopolitical conditions that have made politics and economics such inextricably intertwined, mutually constitutive forces across the region. 3 Following this, I briefly introduce some of the more important theoretical innovations that have made the political economy perspective such an

in Critical Security in the Asia-Pacific
Robust but differentiated unequal European cities
Patrick Le Galès

14  Patrick Le Galès Urban political economy beyond convergence: robust but differentiated unequal European cities This chapter discusses the transformations of contemporary European cities and is intellectually influenced by the Italian political economy tradition (Andreotti and Benassi 2014; Tosi and Vitale 2016), which is particularly attentive to territories and cities. This tradition paved the way for sophisticated intellectual arguments about informality, social networks, labour markets, firms tradition, religion, locality, family, state failure, poverty

in Western capitalism in transition
Governmentality of participation and strategic veto in Bihar and Jharkhand, India
Amit Prakash

3 Political economy of conflict and peace: governmentality of participation and strategic veto in Bihar and Jharkhand, India Amit Prakash Mainstream governance literature is rooted in a technocratic approach to ‘resolving’ policy conundrums and has an uneasy approach to conflict. Conflict is seen as an aberration, which can and must be ‘resolved’ by construction of adequate policy responses to conflict. Embedded within this approach is a presumption that it is possible to create a system of governance in which the policy choices are limited to merely finding

in Cultures of governance and peace
The changing scale of warfare and the making of early colonial South Asia
Manu Sehgal

Scale of warfare in early colonial South Asia 4 Towards a political economy of conquest: the changing scale of warfare and the making of early colonial South Asia Manu Sehgal Continuity and change in colonial war- and state-making War-making and state-making have been understood to be closely interrelated and have been studied as such for the early modern period. The ‘bellicist’ origins of the modern nation state have continued to attract cross-disciplinary attention following Charles Tilly’s influential formulation ‘war made the state and the state made war’.1

in A global history of early modern violence
Richard Hayton

7 The political economy of twenty-first-century conservatism Introduction This chapter argues that the political economy of twenty-first-century conservatism has remained firmly within neo-liberal parameters. The endurance of neo-liberalism in the Conservative Party was illustrated by the response offered to the financial crisis of 2007–8 and the subsequent recession, which was characterised by an overriding concern about the size of the fiscal deficit. However, the ideological hold of Thatcherism on Conservative economic thinking can be traced throughout the

in Reconstructing conservatism?
Paul Copeland

1 The political economy of European integration and the challenge of the 2004 and 2007 EU enlargements In the fields of political economy and EU politics the process of European integration is widely acknowledged to be a predominantly market-making process. According to Scharpf (2002: 645) the EU suffers from a ‘constitutional asymmetry between policies promoting market efficiencies [which dominate] and policies promoting social protection and equality’. The EU has often been criticised for developing a relatively weak competence in social policy that is an ‘add

in EU enlargement, the clash of capitalisms and the European social dimension
Louise Amoore

2 International political economy and global social change Political economy is concerned with the historically constituted frameworks or structures within which political and economic activity takes place. It stands back from the apparent fixity of the present to ask how the existing structures came into being and how they may be changing, or how they may be induced to change. In this sense, political economy is critical theory. (Cox, 1995: 32) T he field of IPE is inextricably bound up with understandings of global social transformation. Indeed, for many

in Globalisation contested
Sagarika Dutt

5 India in the global (political) economy Following the analysis of economic development in India in Chapter 4, a discussion of India in the global political economy is important for several reasons. As international and global political economists assert, there is no clear division between the national economy and the international/global economy. Michalet (cited in Tooze, 1997: 213) argues, for example, that ‘ideas of national and international, of domestic and foreign, of exterior and interior, and of frontier limits that used to define the existence of an

in India in a globalized world