Everyday Politics of the World Economy

Author: John M. Hobson,Leonard Seabrooke

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139468480

Category: Political Science

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How do our everyday actions shape and transform the world economy? This volume of original essays argues that current scholarship in international political economy (IPE) is too highly focused on powerful states and large international institutions. The contributors examine specific forms of 'everyday' actions to demonstrate how small-scale actors and their decisions can shape the global economy. They analyse a range of seemingly ordinary or subordinate actors, including peasants, working classes and trade unions, lower-middle and middle classes, female migrant labourers and Eastern diasporas, and examine how they have agency in transforming their political and economic environments. This book offers a novel way of thinking about everyday forms of change across a range of topical issues including globalisation, international finance, trade, taxation, consumerism, labour rights and regimes. It will appeal to students and scholars of politics, international relations, political economy and sociology,
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The Everyday Politics of Labour

Working Lives in India's Informal Economy

Author: Geert de Neve

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9788187358183

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 347

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On the attitude of working class labor in Tamil Nadu and the informal economics of the area; some articles with reference to textile workers of Tamil Nadu; a study.
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Bingo Capitalism

The Law and Political Economy of Everyday Gambling

Author: Kate Bedford

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192583875

Category: Law

Page: 384

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Casinos are often used by political economists, and popular commentators, to think critically about capitalism. Bingo - an equal chance numbers game played in many parts of the world - is overlooked in these conversations about gambling and political economy. Bingo Capitalism challenges that omission by asking what bingo in England and Wales can teach us about capitalism and the regulation of everyday gambling economies. The book draws on official records of parliamentary debate, case law, regulations and in-depth interviews with both bingo players and workers to offer the first socio-legal account of this globally significant and immensely popular pastime. It explores the legal and political history of bingo and how gender shapes, and is shaped by, diverse state rules on gambling. It also sheds light on the regulation of workers, players, products, places, and technologies. In so doing it adds a vital new dimension to accounts of UK gambling law and regulation. Through Bingo Capitalism, Bedford makes a key theoretical contribution to our understanding of the relationship between gambling and political economy, showing the role of the state in supporting and then eclipsing environments where gambling played a key role as mutual aid. In centring the regulatory entanglement between vernacular play forms, self-organised membership activity, and corporate leisure experiences, she offers a fresh vision of gambling law from the everyday perspective of bingo.
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A Critical Rewriting of Global Political Economy

Integrating Reproductive, Productive, and Virtual Economies

Author: V. Spike Peterson,Professor of International Relations School of Government and Public Policy V Spike Peterson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415314398

Category: Political Science

Page: 255

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Context and objectives -- Theory matters -- The productive economy -- The reproductive economy -- The virtual economy -- The power of value.
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9781783478842

Author: Juanita Elias,Adrienne Roberts

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1783478845

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Page: 544

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This Handbook brings together leading interdisciplinary scholarship on the gendered nature of the international political economy. Spanning a wide range of theoretical traditions and empirical foci, it explores the multifaceted ways in which gender relations constitute and are shaped by global politico-economic processes. It further interrogates the gendered ideologies and discourses that underpin everyday practices from the local to the global. The chapters in this collection identify, analyse, critique and challenge gender-based inequalities, whilst also highlighting the intersectional nature of gendered oppressions in the contemporary world order.
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The Global Political Economy of the Household in Asia

Author: J. Elias,S. Gunawardana

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137338903

Category: Political Science

Page: 270

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The household has traditionally been neglected in studies of Asian political economy. While there is an emergent literature that looks at this relationship, to date, it is fragmented. The contributors consider how the household economy has increasingly been incorporated into development planning and policy making within both states and multilateral development agencies. They examine the social consequences of the tendency to view households as marketizable spaces, and explore how the household economy relates to broader structures of industrial production in the region. With case studies on Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, India, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam and China, they provide a comprehensive picture of the centrality of the household economy to ongoing processes and struggles associated with the continuous economic transformation of the region.
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The Eurocentric Conception of World Politics

Western International Theory, 1760-2010

Author: John M. Hobson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107020204

Category: History

Page: 393

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Reveals international theory as embedded within Eurocentrism such that its purpose is to celebrate/defend the idea of Western civilization.
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Governing the Global Economy

Politics, Institutions and Economic Development

Author: Dag Harald Claes,Carl Henrik Knutsen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136702245

Category: Political Science

Page: 362

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Governing the Global Economy explores the dynamic interaction between politics and economics, between states and markets and between international and domestic politics. The contributors study how the governance of the global economy is shaped by interaction between international institutions, domestic politics and multinational enterprises, from a wide range of theoretical perspectives and methods. Presenting a fresh approach to the study of international political economy, this volume covers: the systemic characteristics of the liberal world order, the role of international institutions, domestic economic politics and policies the strategies and behaviour of multinational enterprises. The volume also includes topical discussion of the challenges to the global economy from the recent financial crisis and analysis of economic politics, in particular the regions of Africa and Europe as well as the countries of Japan and South Korea. With contributions from prominent scholars in political science, economics and business studies, who have all contributed greatly to advancing the study of political economy over the last decade, Governing the Global Economy aims to bridge the gap between undergraduate textbooks and advanced theory. It is essential reading for all students and scholars of international political economy and globalization.
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Feminist Global Political Economies of the Everyday

Author: Juanita Elias,Adrienne Roberts

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781138570443

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Page: 148

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This collection interrogates the multifaceted ways in which global transformations are constituted by deeply gendered socio-economic practices at the level of the 'everyday'. It brings feminist insights to bear on the emerging International Political Economy (IPE) debates about 'the everyday', showing how gender is key to understanding how political economy is enacted and performed at the local level, by non-elites, and via various cultural practices. Drawing on 'everyday' IPE and a longer-standing body of feminist scholarship that documents and theorizes the mutually constitutive nature of, on the one hand, global markets, and on the other, households, families, relations of social reproduction and gendered socio-economic practices, this collection charts the lived realities of people and communities across a wide range of sites and spaces of the global political economy. It considers how globalizing capitalism affects and is in turn affected by Argentine sex workers, Nepalese private security contractors, Canadian call centre workers, Southeast Asian domestic workers, workers and players in British bingo halls, working class households in the UK, and much more. It demonstrates, through detailed empirical research, that a gender lens is crucial for understanding how, and on what terms, individuals and households are becoming ever more enmeshed in capitalist social relations, and how they actively and creatively resist these processes. The chapters originally published as a special issue in Globalizations.
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