Political Economy

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IPE and Transnational Criminal Law: An Imperfect Yet Fruitful Relationship

IPE and Transnational Criminal Law: An Imperfect Yet Fruitful Relationship

Transnational criminal law can contribute to the field of International Political Economy through the integration of ideas related to international financial crime.

The Case of the International Monetary Fund and the 2008 Global Financial Crisis

The Case of the International Monetary Fund and the 2008 Global Financial Crisis

The IMF presents a conflict between narrative and policy advice strategy. Has this international financial institution learned lessons from the 2008 Global Crisis?

Grievances, Strategies, and Demands of the Contemporary Chinese Labour Movement

Grievances, Strategies, and Demands of the Contemporary Chinese Labour Movement

The Chinese state’s capitalist transformation in the 1970’s primed the current exploitation of rural workers, which has resulted in sizable labor movement protests.

Building New Understandings? Development and the World ‘Knowledge’ Bank

Building New Understandings? Development and the World ‘Knowledge’ Bank

The World Bank uses its knowledge production to forward an understanding of development that is conducive to the extension of capital.

Transatlantic Sovereignty Games: What Makes the US and the EU ‘Hang Together’?

Transatlantic Sovereignty Games: What Makes the US and the EU ‘Hang Together’?

Drawing on an analytical framework based on ‘sovereignty games’ this essay explores the roles of money in (re)constructing relations between the USA and the EU.

The Rise of the Developmental State in China and Its Absence in India

The Rise of the Developmental State in China and Its Absence in India

The factors of state autonomy, capacity and strategy help to explain the rise of the developmental state in China and its absence in India.

One Belt, One Road and the History of the Maritime Silk Route

One Belt, One Road and the History of the Maritime Silk Route

Through the One Belt One Road initiative, China attempts to reassert itself as a powerful middle kingdom that is central to global trade and international relations.

Please Mind The Gap: Winners and Losers of Neoliberalism in India

Please Mind The Gap: Winners and Losers of Neoliberalism in India

Neoliberalism in India is far from alleviating poverty, it has widened inequality and created a staggering number of losers, roughly the entire agrarian population.

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An Analysis of the Indian Further Education System Regarding Gender Inequality

Gender inequality in India’s further education system is investigated through the variables of transition rates, subjects chosen, literacy rates and early marriage.

China’s Cooperation on the Mekong River in the Realm of Complex Interdependence

China’s Cooperation on the Mekong River in the Realm of Complex Interdependence

As the most important and powerful upstream country in Asia, China becomes imperative to any cooperation on water-related issues.

Dependency Theory: A Useful Tool for Analyzing Global Inequalities Today?

Dependency Theory: A Useful Tool for Analyzing Global Inequalities Today?

Several thoughts and concepts from the dependency approach are still applicable for making sense of global inequalities in today’s globalized world.

Why Infanticide Happens Almost Exclusively to Girls and Not Boys

Why Infanticide Happens Almost Exclusively to Girls and Not Boys

The interplay of attitudes and economics within a context of poverty is presented as an explanation as to why females are almost exclusively the victims of infanticide.

The Impact of the Alternative Trading System to Small Producers

The Impact of the Alternative Trading System to Small Producers

Fairtrade Scheme, while offering slightly better conditions than Free Trade, in the end does not provide truly fair pricing and farming conditions for small producers.

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