A Critical Rewriting of Global Political Economy: by V. Spike Peterson

By V. Spike Peterson

This booklet rewrites international political economic climate by way of bringing disparate positive aspects of globalization into relation and offering an obtainable narrative of "how we bought here," "what's going on," and "what it skill" from a serious vantage element.

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In sum, and as current debates in social theory attest, disciplinary and epistemological divisions impoverish our knowledge of social relations. What we know about material events and institutional structures is too rarely integrated with our understanding of representational practices and cultural productions. To produce more adequate analyses requires cross-disciplinary sensibilities that accommodate multiple dimensions and units/levels of analysis, and methodological orientations that integrate empirical and interpretive insights.

The dilemma then is how to write for multiple audiences while acknowledging and addressing differences in orientation and understanding. My response has been to include discussion of topics that may be overly familiar — and in that sense "unnecessary" — to some readers but which I perceive as imperative groundwork to render the project accessible and meaningful to others. Of course, the elaboration of some themes is at the expense of others and due to the vastness of the topic and limitations of space there remain significant omissions.

They] argue for new government spending in order to ease social tensions and hardships . . [and call] for 'positive adjustment policies,'. . changes in multilateral rules . . "7 Given recurring financial crises and recent corporate accounting scandals, critics especially debate the possibility and desirability of capital controls and greater transparency in financial market transactions. In this case, the principles of neoclassical economics are subscribed to but the adverse effects of applying them prompt concern.

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