As emerging powers deepen their involvement in world trade and global governance, it is crucial to explore the what and the why of their strategic choices vis-à-vis the World Trade Organization. This book does just that, examining the trade policy decisions of two emerging power states, Brazil and India, since 2001. In this timely work, Laura Carsten Mahrenbach develops a broad-based analytical framework which addresses trade policy within EP states, in their regions and on the global level. The findings underline the importance of examining domestic factors when trying to understand strategic decisions by emerging powers. They also have important implications for our understanding of the role of emerging power states in global (trade) governance.
“The foreign economic policy of emerging powers is a highly timely subject. This book presents a much-needed comparative treatment of the role of Brazil and India in trade negotiations. Based on very comprehensive document analysis and many interviews, it contains a wealth of empirical information that will be of great value to policy-makers and scholars. Laura Mahrenbach is to be commended for developing a convincing argument in favour of a domestic politics-approach towards emerging markets international behaviour.”
- Andreas Nölke, Professor of Political Science, Goethe University, Germany
“This book examines the causes for India's and Brazil's international trade strategies in an exemplary, theoretically guided and empirically profound way. In this highly welcome comparative analysis, Laura Carsten Mahrenbach conceptualizes the the potential influence of societal ideas and interests in well developed hypotheses and tests them systematically in detailed case studies. Thus, her book makes an important contribution to the understanding of the role of domestic politics in shaping governmental strategies and to the international political economy of emerging powers.”
- Stefan A. Schirm, Professor of International Relations, Ruhr University, Germany
“An interesting and sophisticated analysis, this book provides valuable reading for students and scholars working on contemporary trade issues and rising powers.”
- Amrita Narlikar, President, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies
Published 35 years after Palgrave Macmillan’s landmark International Political Economy (IPE) series was first founded, this Handbook captures the state of the art of contemporary IPE. It draws on the series’ history of focussing on the oft-neglected study of the global South.
Providing interdisciplinary perspectives from scholars hailing from the global North and South, the Handbook illustrates the theoretical innovations and empirical richness necessary to explain today’s ever-changing world. This is a world in which the global South and North are not only being transformed by the end of bipolarity and the rise of the BRICS, but also by diverse global crises and growing cross-border challenges. It is a world where human development, governance and security are becoming ever more elusive, where, profoundly altered by the rise of new technologies, the structure of relations between nations itself is changing, becoming increasingly interconnected, both digitally and physically.
Understanding these issues is of critical importance to better understand and comprehend current and future global transformations. This Handbook is the ideal primer for all scholars, practitioners and policy makers looking to do so.
“A truly contemporary Handbook for those interested in the main dynamics of change and continuity in world order, the key emerging challenges and transformative innovations – especially in the decade since the great financial crisis of 2008-09. This very useful teaching and research tool features the latest thinking by respected experts on theories of International Political Economy, and on the sources of disorder, crises, and re-ordering in the global system. The chapters cover the crucial range for IPE from the hot buttons of climate and sustainability, digitalization and artificial intelligence, emerging powers, migration, health, illicit transactions, Brexit, to the bedrock of money, finance, comparative capitalisms, market power, the small and the least, regionalism, gender, energy, resources, law, and global governance. The analyses provide important updates for students of International Political Economy at all levels.”
- Gregory T. Chin, Associate Professor of Political Economy, York University, Canada
“The Handbook brings together scholars from a range of disciplinary and geographical perspectives to consider how to understand the politics of the contemporary global economy. The contributors explore the changing politics – at the international, national and local levels – associated with global economic issues, including the current wave of economic nationalism. The contributors also examine how the rise of various emerging market countries affects global governance. And they wisely draw attention to issues – including migration, climate change, public health and food -- that, despite their importance to global politics, have thus far attracted less attention from international political economy. As such, the Handbook represents a valuable resource for scholars and practitioners alike.”
- Layna Mosley, Professor of Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
“The Handbook of Contemporary IPE brings together an impressive collection of analyses of remarkable depth, making it the ideal reference for everyone seeking to study contemporary International Political Economy from a truly global perspective. It not only provides insight into the major debates in the field, but also points, in a highly accessible way, to new topics that are set to play an increasingly important role in the coming years.”
- Oliver Stuenkel, Associate Professor of International Relations, Getulio Vargas Foundation, Brazil
How Shared Ideas May Hinder Lobbying Success: British Preference Formation in the G20.
Forthcoming. Cambridge Review of International Affairs (peer-reviewed)
Reforming International Organizations: How Partisanship Shapes State Preferences towards the World Bank.
Forthcoming. Global Governance (with Eugénia da Conceição-Heldt). (peer-reviewed)
Framing Policy Visions of Big Data in Emerging States .
Forthcoming. Canadian Journal of Communication (with Katja Mayer). (peer-reviewed)
Rising Powers in Global Economic Governance: Mapping the Flexibility-Empowerment Nexus.
2018. Global Policy 10(1): 19-28 (with Eugénia da Conceição-Heldt). (peer-reviewed)
Policy Visions of Big Data: Views from the Global South.
2018. Third World Quarterly 39(10): 1861-1882 (with Katja Mayer and Jürgen Pfeffer). (peer-reviewed)
Domestic Politics, Emerging Powers and WTO Dispute Settlement Reform.
2016. International Negotiation 21(2): 233-266. (peer-reviewed)
Deconstructing ‘Emerging Powers’ and ‘Emerging Markets’: India and the United States in Global Governance.
2015. India Quarterly 71(4): 348-364. (peer-reviewed)
Emerging Powers in the IMF and WTO: New Alternatives or Reform?
2008. ifo Schnelldienst 61(15): 26-29.
Privatisierung oder kultureller Darwinismus: Betrachtungen über das amerikanische System der Kulturförderung.
2002. Neues Museum die österreichische Museumszeitschrift 3+4: 32-35 (with Kevin V. Mulcahy).
Continuities and Change in IPE at the Start of the Twenty-first Century.
2019. In Timothy Shaw, Laura Mahrenbach, Renu Modi, and Xu Yi-chong, eds. The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary International Political Economy. Palgrave Macmillan (with Timothy Shaw). (peer-reviewed)
Conceptualising Emerging Powers.
2019. In Timothy Shaw, Laura Mahrenbach, Renu Modi, and Xu Yi-chong, eds. The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary International Political Economy. Palgrave Macmillan. (peer-reviewed)
The Domestic Foundations of Emerging and Established State Trade Cooperation.
2019. Li Xing, ed. The International Political Economy of the BRICS. Routledge. (peer-reviewed)
Antriebskräfte ökonomischer Globalisierung.
2011. In Andreas Niederberger and Philipp Schink, eds. Handbuch Globalisierung. J.B. Metzler Verlag (with Gitta Lauster).
Challenges and Opportunities of Studying Big Data in the Global South
2018. Datactive. University of Amsterdam.
The Promises and Challenges of Digitalization and Development in Major Emerging Markets
2018. Emerging Global Governance Essay. Collaboration of the Foreign Policy Institute (Johns Hopkins University/School of Advanced International Studies) with Global Policy.
Alan S. Alexandroff (ed). Can the World Be Governed? Possibilities for Effective Multilateralism.
2011. In Millennium Journal of International Studies 39(3): 905-907.
Detaching ‘Emerging’ from ‘Power’: Brazil and India at the WTO Ministerial in 2008.
Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg, Working Paper BOPIR 1/2010, Bamberg.
India, Asia and the World Trade Organization: Are Regional Initiatives Moving into Global Governance’s Territory?
Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg, Working Paper BOPIR 9/2009, Bamberg.
Legitimacy lost? Insights on India’s Aadhaar program from Twitter (with Jürgen Pfeffer)
Changing Power Relations and Agenda-Setting in Club Governance of the Global Economy (with Mirco Schönfeld)
Digital Separation? Data Imaginaries in China and the US (with Maximilian Mayer)
The Domestic Politics of International Trade Coalitions: Emerging Power Leadership in the Doha Round
When Does Power Matter? Emerging Powers in Global Governance