This three volume Encyclopedia offers the first comprehensive and authoritative survey of the rapidly developing field of international political ecomy. Its entries cover the major theoretical issues and analytical approaches within the field. The set also provides detailed discussion of the contributions of key individuals and surveys a wide range of empirical conditions and developments within the global political ecomy, including its major institutions. The Encyclopedia has been designed to be eclectic in approach and wide-ranging in coverage. Theoretical entries range from discussions of the definition and scope of the field, through core methodological questions such as rationalism and the structure-agent problem, to surveys of the major theories and approaches employed in the study of the international political ecomy.
R.J. Barry Jones is professor of international relations at the University of Reading, UK. His work encompasses international relations' theory and international political economy and he has published six books in the field of political economy and international political economy. His most recent publications have focused upon globalization - its nature and sources and, most recently, its implications for the state and for effective governance.