Chapter | Handbook of International Political Economy | 2009

Constructivism as an Approach to International Political Economy

by Rawi Abdelal


This Handbook gives an overview of the range and scope of International Political Economy (IPE) scholarship by mapping the different regional schools of IPE and noting the distinctive way IPE is practiced and conceptualized around the world. The Handbook examines, in a series of introductory chapters written by leading figures in each region, the evolution of IPE in the US, Canada, the UK, Asia, and Australia. These introductory chapters map out the contending approaches and key concerns that exist within each regional school. In each regional section, following the introductory chapter, chapters tackling key areas of IPE scholarship such as trade and development, finance, and global governance/globalization follow. Each chapter will be written by an established scholar and will showcase the particular approach(es) highlighted in the region-specific introduction.

Keywords: Development Economics; Trade; Higher Education; Globalized Economies and Regions; Government and Politics;


Abdelal, Rawi. "Constructivism as an Approach to International Political Economy." In Handbook of International Political Economy, edited by Mark Blyth, 57–71. London: Routledge, 2009.