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Research in Political Economy, Volumes 30A and 30B


Editor: Radika Desai, University of Manitoba

This two-volume work advances geopolitical economy as a new approach to understanding the evolution of the capitalist world order and its twenty-first century form of multipolarity. It revives and redeploys the idea of uneven and combined development (UCD) as a way of uniting the understanding of domestic and international developments, and the struggles of classes and nations, into a single perspective as critical to this task. Geopolitical economy, as developed in volume A, sheds light on the nature of contemporary international tensions as never before.

Volume B then advances geopolitical economy as a new approach to the study of international relations and international political economy. Following upon the theoretical limitations exposed in Volume A, the analytical limitations are explored in this volume.


Introduction: From Neoclassical Diversion to Geopolitical Economy
Radhika Desai, Department of Political Studies, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

The Uneven and Combined Development of International Historical Sociology
Kees van der Pijl, Center for Global Political Economy, University of Sussex, Falmer, UK

The Collapse of 'The International Imagination': A Critique of the Transhistorical Approach to Uneven and Combined Development
Sébastien Rioux, Department of Geography, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada

Locating the State: Uneven and Combined Development, the States System and the Political
Steve Rolf, School of Sociology, Politics, and International Studies, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

Expanding Geopolitical Economy: A Critique of the Theory of Successive Hegemonies
James Parisot, Department of Sociology, Binghamton University, Vestal, NY, USA

Gross Domestic Power: Geopolitical Economy and the History of National Accounts
Jacob Assa, Department of Economics, New School of Social Research, New York, NY, USA

Military Power and Trade Policy - Roots of Contemporary Geopolitical Economy
Oldrich Krpec and Vladan Hodulak, Department of International Relations and European Studies, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Understanding Eurasian Integration and Contestation in the Post-Soviet Conjuncture: Lessons from Geopolitical Economy and Critical Historicism
Ray Silvius, Department of Political Science, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Canada

Geographies of Capital Accumulation: Tracing the Emergence of Multi-polarity, 1980-2014
Paul Kellogg, Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies, Athabasca University, Athabasca, Canada

294 Pages, 2015


Introduction: Putting Geopolitical Economy to Work
Radhika Desai, Department of Political Studies, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

The Inherent Instability of National Monetary Power in the 21st Century: The Triffin Dilemma Revisited
Juan Barredo-Zuriarrain, Centre de Recherche en Economie de Grenoble, Faculté d'Economie, Pierre Mendès-France University, Grenoble, France

The Currency Hierarchy in Center-Periphery Relationships
Alex W. A. Palludeto, Centre for Studies of International Economic Relations, and Saulo C. Abouchedid, Centre for Studies of Economic Conjuncture and Policy, State University of Campinas, Brazil

Quasi-World Money and International Reserves
George Labrinidis, Department of Economics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Uneven and Combined Development in the Doha Stalemate
Mehdi Abbas, Faculté d'Economie, Université de Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble, France

China's "South-South" Trade: Unequal Exchange and Uneven and Combined Development
Ben Reid, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia

The New Scramble for Africa: BRICS Strategies in a Multipolar World
Oscar Carpintero, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Universidad de Valladolid, Valladolid, Ivan Murray, Departament de Ciències de la Terra, Universidad de las Islas Baleares, Majorca, and José Bellver, FUHEM Ecosocial, Madrid, Spain

Argentine Industrialization: A Critique of the Liberal and Dependentist Schools
Eduardo Sartelli, CEICS, University of Buenos Aires, and Marina Kabat, National University of La Plata, Argentina

EU Integration as Uneven and Combined Development
Claude Serfati, CEMOTEV, Université de Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Versailles, France

294 Pages, 2016

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