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Introduction to Political Economy

Introduction to Political Economy
Contexts, Issues and Challenges

  • Peu Ghosh - Faculty, Department of Political Science, Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata
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January 2022 | 304 pages | SAGE Texts
A comprehensive and engaging textbook that guides students on the major issues and debates of contemporary international political economy.

This textbook takes a fresh look at the fundamental concepts and principles of political economy and how economics and politics are closely linked on the world stage.  It offers simple explanations of complex topics and guides the reader through important debates in contemporary political economy using a data-driven approach presented in easy-to-understand figures and tables. The book uses real-world examples and statistics to illustrate the theoretical ideas of the discipline and encourages students to understand the world economic order and its relation to regional as well as global politics. 

Introduction to Political Economy will prove to be a valuable companion for UG students of political science as well as UGC NET and civil services aspirants who look forward to having a comprehensive yet compact introduction to the subject.  

Key Features:

• Up-to-date data to analyse the issues of contemporary political economy 

• Written in a simple, lucid style to facilitate easy understanding  

• Summaries at the end of each chapter to help readers access essential information

• Extensive review exercises to ensure maximum retention
Theories of International Political Economy
Introduction and Historical Overview: Capitalist Transformation
Developments in IPE: Post-Second World War Developments
Changing Dynamics of Capitalist Production
The State in the Era of Globalization
Globalization of Finance
Development: Theories and Context
Issues in Development: Social Dimensions
Globalization and Development Dilemmas
Regional Economic Formations
The Political Economy of India: Post-reform Period


Peu Ghosh

Peu Ghosh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata, West Bengal. She is an MA PhD in international relations from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, and has done a certificate course in human rights from IGNOU.She has special interest in international relations, IPE, politics of South Asia, migration and refugee issues and international humanitarian law.She is the author of the books titled International Relations and Indian Government and Politics . She has a monograph titled Bhutanese Refugees: A Forgotten Saga, which is based on rigorous research work and visit to the Bhutanese refugee... More About Author

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ISBN: 9789354792311