Industrial Crisis and the Open Economy

Politics, Global Trade and the Textile Industry in the Advanced Economies

  • Geoffrey R. D. Underhill

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Geoffrey R. D. Underhill
    Pages 1-32
  3. Geoffrey R. D. Underhill
    Pages 153-196
  4. Geoffrey R. D. Underhill
    Pages 252-257
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 258-280

About this book


Written in the context of contemporary theoretical debate in international political economy, this book overturns a number of myths about the political economy of trade in one of the oldest areas of industry. In this way the author systematically links the changing characteristics of the trade regime to structural change and adjustment in global industry. He argues that state policy processes, international regimes and the industrial adjustment strategies of firms must be conceptualised as integrated processes of governance cutting across levels of analysis in the global political economy.


competition Governance International Political Economy political economy structural change

Authors and affiliations

  • Geoffrey R. D. Underhill
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of AmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.University of WarwickUK

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