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Everyday Politics of the World Economy

Everyday Politics of the World Economy - 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-0521701631

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ISBN13: 978-0521701631
ISBN10: 0521701635
Edition: 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2007
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Everyday Politics of the World Economy - 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-0521701631

John M. Hobson and Leonard Ed. Seabrooke

ISBN13: 978-0521701631
ISBN10: 0521701635
Edition: 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2007
International: No
Summary

How do our everyday actions shape and transform the world economy? This volume of original essays argues that current scholarship in international political economy (IPE) is too highly focused on powerful states and large international institutions. The contributors examine specific forms of 'everyday' actions to demonstrate how small-scale actors and their decisions can shape the global economy. They analyse a range of seemingly ordinary or subordinate actors, including peasants, working classes and trade unions, lower-middle and middle classes, female migrant labourers and Eastern diasporas, and examine how they have agency in transforming their political and economic environments. This book offers a novel way of thinking about everyday forms of change across a range of topical issues including globalisation, international finance, trade, taxation, consumerism, labour rights and regimes. It will appeal to students and scholars of politics, international relations, political economy and sociology.

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