Global Political Economy and the Wealth of Nations: Performance, Institutions, Problems, and Policies

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Phillip Anthony O'Hara
Psychology Press, 2004 - 384 pages
This comprehensive collection documents the major processes, performance, institutions, problems and policies associated with global political economy. For the first time in a single volume, the authors present a detailed analysis of the changing distribution and production of wealth throughout the world, different measures of performance, the global technological revolution, long waves in the world economy and a special study of Asia and Eastern Europe in the world system.
 

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Contents

PART IV
12
Global performance and the wealth of nations
17
Tables
28
GDP
51
Wealth and welfare of nations continents and corporations 39
56
Recent performance of the developing East Asian
83
currency depreciation
92
Transformation to a market economy in Eastern
105
The global gender division of labor
188
gender 19901997
193
Conspicuous consumption fashion and style in
208
Global warming
245
World poverty hunger and disease
267
A political
286
The war on terrorism politicaleconomic
302
Viability of national government policies in a global
327

Dynamic structures
129
Transnational financial institutions global financial
147
The World Trade Organization free trade areas
170
Viable policies programs and institutions for the future
347
Development policies for the twentyfirst century
368
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Phillip Anthony O'Hara is Director of the Global Political Economy Research Unit and Associate Professor at Curtin University, Australia. He has written and edited several other books including the Encyclopedia of Political Economy, also published by Routledge.

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