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Global Political Economy and Its Discontents: Power, Politics and Investment Treaties in Developing Countries

There is a widely accepted opinion among a general public, policy makers and economists that investment treaties between the West and developing countries greatly benefit the latter. But is this view correct? Well, for sure the story is far more complex than it seems. An interesting … Continue reading

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The political economy of pharmaceutical industries and healthcare in developing countries

Do economic development  and growth more or less automatically bring with them better medical care and health to the population of a country? Well, it is generally presumed that they do. This assumption is also a core part of a … Continue reading

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The political origins of the banking regulation and the modes of international cooperation at the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank

Neither the U.S. Federal Reserve nor the European Central Bank was created as a banking supervisory institution. Each has evolved into its current role, yet for different reasons. In “The Foundations Of Regulatory Convergence And Divergence Between The Federal Reserve And … Continue reading

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What crisis? Everything must (not) change so that the IMF can remain the same.

During the last years, some economists at the International Monetary Fund (IMF)  have presented papers, that allegedly rejected several neoliberal ideas (on a range of issues, from fiscal policy to capital controls) which have been preached and enforced by its … Continue reading

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“The Supranational Corporation: Beyond the Multinationals” shows how corporations flaunt laws and act as controlling powers beyond the legal national constraints

This book by Laura Westra  lays bare corporate actions both domestic and international, under the guise of legal “personhood” that has granted corporations increasing power. As a result, corporate decisions undermine and even nullify legal decisions made by governments designed … Continue reading

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Minilateralism: How Trade Alliances, Soft Law and Financial Engineering are Redefining Economic Statecraft

This new book by Chris Brummer (Georgetown University) analizes the global political economy in the post-hegemonic era, while the Ukrainian crisis embodies such multifaceted and complex developments. The multilateral organizations that dominated the last half of the twentieth century no … Continue reading

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“Governance across Borders: Transnational Fields and Transversal Themes”

What is global and what is local in contemporary capitalism? What makes markets tick? How can we regulate finance? Who owns knowledge? What makes expertise? How can we protect the environment and fight poverty? Governance across Borders: Transnational Fields and … Continue reading

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Congratulations to David Levi-Faur for receiving the Award for ‪Regulatory‬ Studies Development, by the European Consortium for Political Research Group on Regulatory Governance

David Levi-Faur (Hebrew University) is the first recipient of the Award for ‪Regulatory‬ Studies Development because of his successful efforts to create an academic regulatory governance community, as exemplified by his initiative to co-found the ECPR Standing Group on Regulation and … Continue reading

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Capitalism and Climate Change: Theoretical Discussion, Historical Development and Policy Responses

This pathbreaking book by Max Koch discusses (Lund University) climate change as a social issue by analysing its development in parallel with capitalism. By integrating political economy and environmental economics, it examines the incompatibility of the imperatives of capitalist development … Continue reading

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