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The SAGE Handbook of Political Science presents a major retrospective and prospective overview of the discipline. Comprising three volumes of contributions from expert authors from around the world, the handbook aims to frame, assess and synthesize research in the field, helping to define and identify its current and future developments. It does so from a truly global and cross-area perspective. Chapters cover a broad range of aspects, from providing a general introduction to exploring important subfields within the discipline. Each chapter is designed to provide a state-of-the-art and comprehensive overview of the topic by incorporating cross-cutting global, interdisciplinary, and, where this applies, gender perspectives. The Handbook is arranged over seven core thematic sections: Part 1: Political Theory; Part 2: Methods; Part 3: Political Sociology; Part ...

International Political Economy
International political economy
Stéphane Paquin

Most specialists date international political economy's (IPE) birth to the year 1970 when British scholar Susan Strange published an article entitled ‘International Economics and International Relations: A Case of Mutual Neglect’ (Strange, 1970). In this article, Strange criticized the fact that, in most universities, courses in international relations were inadequate to understand the changes occurring in international economics and vice versa.

The field of IPE emerged in the 1970s in the UK and the United States and subsequently in other parts of the world. Why then? In the 1960s and 1970s, several international factors contributed to the growth of IPE as a field of research. The decline of the United States, at least in ...

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