The Global Political Economy

  • Timothy M. Shaw
Part of the Palgrave Advances book series (PAD)


The global political economy has evolved dramatically since World War II in terms of structures and relations, notably global governance via international financial institutions, multinational corporations, and the World Economic Forum (WEF). Together, these actors facilitate and legitimate just-in-time production and distribution involving global supply chains using airfreight and containers all linked via computer networks. Meanwhile, the early optimism of the nationalist era in the South — the 1950s and 1960s — had later yielded — in the 1970s and 1980s — to considerable scepticism given the mixed legacy of a quarter-century of neo-liberal hegemony from ‘Asian miracle’ to ‘African renaissance’.1


Foreign Direct Investment African State Global Supply Chain World Economic Forum Southern African Development Community 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Timothy M. Shaw

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations