Making The International: Economic Interdependence and Political Order
Making sense of today's international economic and political system is one of the most challenging tasks facing scholars, citizens and decision makers. Making the International is an innovative introductory text that enables the reader to develop a confident grasp of political and economic analysis. Focusing on core skills and concepts, the book analyses key ideas in an integrated and cumulative way -- an approach that will enable the reader to formulate their own critical standpoint about how the international system is made and in whose name it operates. Making the International is genuinely international in its coverage -- contributors from India, Mexico and Africa offer their perspectives alongside others from the USA and the European Union. The book is divided into five main sections: Trade and states compares the WTO's argument for the free market with the realities of developed and developing countries’ experience. Making state policy looks at how states manoeuvre within the constraints of the international trading system and at the resulting policies of industrialization, national development and liberalization. Inequality and power investigates the impact of policies of liberalized trade and investment, and the patterns of inequality within developing countries. Autonomy, sovereignty and macroeconomic policy examines the ability of states to pursue national policies of macroeconomic management in a highly internationalized political economy. International collective action uses prominent examples of the successes and failures of states to achieve collective action – especially related to global climate change – and how collective action could be developed in the future.
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The road to Doha
The rocky road ahead
Gaining from trade?
The gains from trade
Gainers and losers within countries
escaping the trade poverty trap
Tanzanias aid relationship
Autonomy sovereignty and the loss of voice
The pattern of aid to Tanzania and the pressure for a liberal state
aid with relatively few strings
the challenge to Tanzanias autonomy
the loss of voice
Decisionmaking processes and developing countries
The nature of politics
Questioning Waltzs realist model
Making state policy
Formulating Indias national interest
Questioning the Nehruvian legacy
Liberalization the BJP and the reshaping of Indian politics
The industrial roots of economic growth
Indian industrial policy
Reviewing the growth performance of the Indian economy between
Technological change and productivity as determinants
Mexicos membership of NAFTA
Autonomy sovereignty and macroeconomic policy
The years of recovery?
Tanzanias macroeconomic strategy from structural change
foreign exchange and exchange rate policies
Does structure matter under structural adjustment?
International collective action
The collective action problem
The Tragedy of the Commons
The Prisoners Dilemma
analysing collective action problems
What can be done to elicit cooperation?
Global warming the USA and the failure of collective action
Achieving cooperation? The obstacles to overcoming a global
Reconsidering the analysis of collective action
Interdependence asymmetry and power
Theory and voice
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