The Child in International Political Economy: A Place at the Table

1st Edition

Alison M.S. Watson

Published November 11, 2013
Reference - 168 Pages
ISBN 9780415747653 - CAT# Y161894
Series: RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

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This pioneering volume argues for the inclusion of children, and the structure known as ‘childhood’, as a permanent social category worthy of continued study within the discipline of international political economy (IPE). Fundamentally, and very simply, IPE is concerned with the dynamics of interaction across the economic and political domains; the relationship between the domestic and the international levels of analysis, and the role of the state. This book presents a convincing argument for the discussion of children within each of these areas. This volume:

• provides the first book length examination of the child within IPE

• draws on work from a variety of disciplines

• brings rich analyses to debates about the role of the child in society

Contributing insights that may be fundamental to the development of IPE as a discipline, The Child in International Political Economy will be vital reading to students and scholars of IPE, Childhood Studies, and International Relations.


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