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Critical International Political Economy

Dialogue, Debate and Dissensus

  • Stuart Shields
  • Ian Bruff
  • Huw Macartney

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction: ‘Critical’ and ‘International Political Economy’

    1. Stuart Shields, Ian Bruff, Huw Macartney
      Pages 1-6
  3. Dialogue

  4. Debate

  5. Dissensus

  6. Conclusion: IPE and the international political economy? IPE or the international political economy?

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 173-195

About this book

Introduction

Amidst the continued debate surrounding the foundations of IPE and recent methodological and theoretical divides, the authors argue that an attempt should be made to re-visit the notion of the 'critical'. They assess the development of so-called critical IPE and interrogate whether the theoretical foundations it was built upon have reached their potential. This challenge is taken up in a number of different ways, but all share a common concern: to re-assess the purpose of critical approaches and to reflect on why certain social theorists have been favoured as a point of departure, yet others have largely been ignored. In light of recent debates on the notion of a 'trans-Atlantic divide' within IPE, this book demonstrates how the distinction between the 'critical' and the 'orthodox' (or 'empirical') is only significant if the 'critical' is geared towards a larger, more substantial body of critical social enquiry and engages with what it means to conduct such enquiry.

Keywords

Critical International Political Economy International Political Economy debates economy feminism intervention marxism political economy

Editors and affiliations

  • Stuart Shields
    • 1
  • Ian Bruff
    • 2
  • Huw Macartney
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ManchesterUK
  2. 2.School of Social SciencesUniversity of ManchesterUK

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