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Palgrave Macmillan

The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary International Political Economy

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  • © 2019


  • Part of the Palgrave Handbooks in International Political Economy series
  • Provides interdisciplinary perspectives from scholars hailing from the global North and South
  • Outlines how nations become increasingly interconnected, both digitally and physically
  • Analyses current trends in human development, governance and security and how they are shaped by new technologies

Part of the book series: Palgrave Handbooks in IPE (PHIPE)

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Table of contents (43 chapters)

  1. Contemporary IPE Theory

  2. Global Reordering

  3. Global Crises


About this book

Published 35 years after Palgrave Macmillan’s landmark International Political Economy (IPE) series was first founded, this Handbook captures the state of the art of contemporary IPE. It draws on the series’ history of focusing on the oft-neglected study of the global South.

Providing interdisciplinary perspectives from scholars hailing from the global North and South, the Handbook illustrates the theoretical innovations and empirical richness necessary to explain today’s ever-changing world. This is a world in which the global South and North are not only being transformed by the end of bipolarity and the rise of the BRICS, but also by diverse global crises and growing cross-border challenges. It is a world where human development, governance and security are becoming ever more elusive, where, profoundly altered by the rise of new technologies, the structure of relations between nations itself is changing, becoming increasingly interconnected, both digitally and physically.

Understanding these issues is of critical importance to better anticipate current and future global transformations. This Handbook is the ideal primer for all scholars, practitioners and policy makers looking to do so. 

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

    Timothy M. Shaw

  • Bavarian School of Public Policy, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany

    Laura C. Mahrenbach

  • Centre for African Studies, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India

    Renu Modi

  • School of Government and International Relations, Griffith University, Nathan, Australia

    Xu Yi-chong

About the editors

Timothy M. Shaw is Visiting Professor in Global Governance and Human Security at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA as well as Adjunct Professor at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa, Canada.

Laura C. Mahrenbach is Postdoctoral Fellow at the Bavarian School of Public Policy at the Technical University of Munich, Germany.

Renu Modi is Associate Professor and former Director of the Centre for African Studies at the University of Mumbai, India.

Xu Yi-chong is Professor in the School of Government and International Relations at Griffith University, Australia.

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