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International Political Economy


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List of Illustrations ix Acknowledgments xi Abbreviations xiii Introduction 1 CHAPTER ONE: The American School 16 CHAPTER TWO: The British School 44 CHAPTER THREE: A Really Big Question 66 CHAPTER FOUR: The Control Gap 95 CHAPTER FIVE: The Mystery of the State 118 CHAPTER SIX: What Have We Learned? 142 CHAPTER SEVEN: New Bridges? 169 References 179 Index 199

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A tour de force of the field of international political economy from its founding to the present with a focus on how individual personalities and real-world events merged to shape important debates. A key contributor himself, Cohen deftly probes the origins of this entirely new field of scholarship as a guide to its future. -- David A. Lake, University of California, San Diego Engaging and highly accessible. This book offers the first comprehensive account of the origins and development of the academic discipline of international political economy. It is erudite, broad-ranging, respectful of the actors involved, sympathetic, and nuanced. This is the first book of its kind. -- Ronen Palan, University of Birmingham I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. The writing is superb--witty and engaging. The substantive discussions clarify and summarize without oversimplifying. Cohen is an ideal guide for this entertaining journey through the history of the field. -- Jonathan M. Crystal, Fordham University

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Benjamin J. Cohen is the Louis G. Lancaster Professor of International Political Economy at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His many books include "The Future of Money" (Princeton) and "The Geography of Money".


"Cohen has produced a well-crafted intellectual history of the development of the subdiscipline of international political economy."--M. Perelman, Choice "Benjamin Cohen has written a marvelous brief introduction to the development of International Political Economy (IPE) as an academic discipline... It will be read widely but needs, and deserves, to be read critically."--Bill Dunn, Journal of Australian Political Economy "Benjamin Cohen has written an excellent book in an engaging and witty style... I enjoyed reading the book, and liked how differences between the American and British schools were laid out."--Mina Baliamoune-Lutz, Eastern Economic Journal

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