PLEASE NOTE this is a 2013 reading list—the precise content may change in future years.
Term 1, Week 1
Week 1: Introduction: Beyond States and Markets
In the first seminar, we will discuss the organisation of this module, including the aims and learning
objectives of the module; the schedule of topics; the learning methods and materials; the
assessment exercises; your evaluation of the module; and use of the week-by-week outline. Having
dealt with these administrative issues, we will then begin the substantive part of this module by
looking at the central knowledge claims of International Political Economy (IPE) as a field if inquiry.
What are the core themes of (mainstream) IPE?
Whose concerns do they reflect?
Is our understanding of the global political economy distorted by understandings of
economics, international relations and the relationship between states and markets that are
essentially developed to explain what has happened in the West?
Core Readings:
Phillips, N. (2005) (ed.) Globalising International Political Economy, Basingstoke: Palgrave, chapter 1:
‘“Globalizing” the Study of International Political Economy’ – scanned chapter available on module
library website
Hobson, J. M. and Seabrooke, L. (2007) Everyday Politics of the World Economy, Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press, ch. 1: ‘Everyday IPE’ – available as ebook
Jessop, B. and Sum, N-L. (2001) ‘Pre-Disciplinary and Post-Disciplinary Perspectives’, New Political
Economy 6(1), 89-101
Recommended Readings:
Bowden, B. and Seabrooke, L. (2006) Global Standards of Market Civilisation, London: Routledge
De Goede, M. (2003) ‘Beyond Economism in international political economy’, Review of
International Studies 29(1), pp. 79-97
Hall, M. and Jackson, P. T. (2010) (eds.) Civilizational identity. The production and reproduction of
‘civilizations’ in international relations, Basingstoke: Palgrave
Harvey, D. (1989) The Condition of Postmodernity, Oxford: Blackwell
Hobson, J. M. (2012) The Eurocentric Conception of World Politics: Western International Theory,
1760–2010, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Hobson, J. M. and Seabrooke, L. (2007) Everyday Politics of the World Economy, Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press
Hoogvelt, A. (2001) Globalization and the Postcolonial World: The New Political Economy of
Development, London: Palgrave
Inayatullah, N. and Blaney, D. L. (1999) ‘Towards an Ethnological IPE: Karl Polanyi’s Double Critique
of Capitalism’,Millennium: Journal of International Studies 28(2), pp. 311-340
Lemert, C., Elliott, A., Chaffee, D. and Hsu, E. (2010) (eds.) Globalisation. A Reader, London:
Phillips, N. (2005) (ed.) Globalising IPE, Basingstoke: Palgrave
Sayer, A. (2001) ‘For a Critical Cultural Political Economy’, Antipode 33(4), pp. 687-708
Schroyer, T. (2009) Beyond Western Economics: Remembering Other Economic Cultures, London:
Stubbs, R. and Underhill, G. (2005) Political Economy and the Changing Global Order, 3rd ed.,
Oxford: Oxford University Press