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Adoption and Evolution of Cash Transfer Programs in Latin America  

Fabián A. Borges

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Oct 2019
The last two decades witnessed an unprecedented decline in poverty across the developing world, a decline partly explained by the adoption of social cash transfer programs. Ironically, ... More

The Americas in the Trans-Pacific Partnership  

Rubrick Biegon

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Oct 2019
Following the end of the Cold War, the hegemony of the United States in Latin America was intimately related to the globalization of the hemispheric political economy. Free-trade agreements ... More

Authoritarian Turnover and Change in Comparative Perspective  

Jeremy Wallace

Most people in human history have lived under some kind of nondemocratic rule. Political scientists, on the other hand, have focused most efforts on democracies. The borders demarcating ... More

The Banking Union in Europe  

Lucia Quaglia

The banking union is considered to be one of the main steps in economic integration in the European Union. Given the rather recent establishment of this policy, academic research on the ... More

Breaking (the New) Iron Triangle: Corruption, Voters, and Politicians  

Hanna Niczyporuk, Marko Klašnja, and Joshua A. Tucker

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Sep 2018
Corruption—the misuse of public office for private or political gain—has a detrimental effect on a variety of economic and political outcomes. Unfortunately, reducing corruption is a ... More

Capitalist Peace Theory: A Critical Appraisal  

Gerald Schneider

Capitalist peace theory (CPT) has gained considerable attention in international relations theory and the conflict literature. Its proponents maintain that a capitalist organization of an ... More

Comparative and International Political Economy and the Global Financial Crisis  

Alison Johnston

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May 2017
The 2008 Global Financial Crisis (GFC) and subsequent European Debt Crisis had wide-sweeping consequences for global economic and political stability. Yet while these twin crises have ... More

The Comparative and International Political Economy of Anti-Globalization Populism  

Robert J. Franzese

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Apr 2019
The basic economics of international trade imply that globalization will have driven in the developed democracies of the Western world an increasing divergence between the material ... More

Comparative Political Economy and Varieties of Macroeconomics  

Jonas Pontusson and Lucio Baccaro

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Apr 2020
The comparative study of advanced capitalist political economies emerged as a distinct subfield of political science in the late 1970s. A number of early contributions to this subfield ... More

The Cyclical Phenomenon of Resource Nationalism in Latin America  

Francisco J. Monaldi

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Mar 2020
Latin America has seen recurrent episodes of resource nationalism, particularly in oil and gas, characterized by increased state control over the industry and investment expropriation. ... More

The Domestic Politics of International Cooperation  

Christina J. Schneider

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May 2018
How does domestic politics affect international cooperation? Even though classic work on international relations already acknowledges the central role of domestic politics in international ... More

The European Central Bank  

Amy Verdun

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Apr 2020
The European Central Bank (ECB) has been in existence for almost 20 years and more if one considers its immediate predecessor the European Monetary Institute (1994–1997). During these two ... More

Financial Globalization and Domestic Policy Autonomy in Latin America  

Giselle Datz

Despite theoretical assumptions about the potential for financial liberalization in Latin America to foster economic growth, empirical developments revealed a different story. With ... More

Fiscal Politics  

Mark Hallerberg

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Oct 2016
The topic of fiscal politics includes taxation and spending, budget balances and debt levels, and crises and the politics of austerity. The discussion often focuses on how some ... More

Foreign Direct Investment and Its Politics in Latin America  

R. Douglas Hecock

The open economic policies Latin American countries adopted in the wake of the debt crisis of the early 1980s were expected to bring a variety of benefits. Trade liberalization and ... More

Globalization and Regionalism in Africa  

Pádraig Carmody

Globalization, or increased interconnectedness between world regions, is a dialectical and recursive phenomenon that consequently tends to deepen through time as one set of flows sets off ... More

Global Migration: Causes and Consequences  

Benjamin Helms and David Leblang

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Feb 2019
International migration is a multifaceted process with distinct stages and decision points. An initial decision to leave one’s country of birth may be made by the individual or the family ... More

How Did American International Political Economy Become Reductionist? A Historiography of a Discipline  

W. Kindred Winecoff

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Sep 2017
First-wave international political economy (IPE) was preoccupied with the “complex interdependencies” within a world system that (it believed) was rapidly devolving following the 1971 ... More

Immigration and International Political Economy  

Margaret E. Peters

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May 2017
Immigration has largely been neglected as part of the study of International Political Economy (IPE) until recently. Currently, IPE scholars have focused on two questions regarding ... More

The International Political Economy of Soy Agriculture in South America  

Mariano Turzi

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Oct 2019
International agricultural production has been transformed by the consolidation of the agribusiness model. Multinational chemical and trading companies leveraged their scientific and ... More

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