Despite its claims to global scope and relevance, International Political Economy as a field of study remains entrenched in a narrow set of theoretical, conceptual and empirical foundations derived from the experiences of the advanced industrialized democracies. Bringing together specially commissioned chapters by leading authorities in each key area of debate, Globalizing Political Economy provides a systematic examination and critique of contemporary IPE, and puts forward a new agenda for a truly 'global' political economy.
NICOLA PHILLIPS is Hallsworth Research Fellow, University of Manchester. She is an editor of the journal New Political Economy and co-editor of the International Political Economy Yearbook series. She is author, most recently, of The Southern Cone Model: The Political Economy of Regional Capitalist Development in Latin America(Routledge, 2004).