Authoritarian neoliberalism, the Occupy movements, and IPE

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So what of IPE? As with many aspects of the broader discipline of Political
Science, IPE has been comfortable with dividing our world into distinct spheres, each with their own ‘intrinsic’ properties and norms. Therefore, now would be the time to
overcome these artificial dichotomies and reinvigorate the study of the international
political economy; even if the scholar in question is not interested in emancipatory issues, then surely the need for more adequate, holistic analyses is now necessary as well as desirable. Apparently not: journals and conferences continue to talk of ‘the market’ over here and ‘the state’ over there, ‘interests’ over here and ‘values’ over there, ‘economic crisis’ over here and ‘political responses’ over there, ‘democracy’ over here and ‘authoritarianism’ over there. I could go on... As things stand, IPE asks interesting questions about the world, but it is increasingly unfit for the purpose of exploring these questions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-116
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Critical Globalisation Studies
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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