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Globalisation Contested$
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Louise Amoore

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780719060960

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719060960.001.0001

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International political economy and global social change

International political economy and global social change

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(p.38) 2 International political economy and global social change
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Globalisation Contested
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Louise Amoore

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719060960.003.0003

This chapter examines the contribution that the field of IPE can make to raise the visibility of alternative politicised understandings of social change. In many senses, the field has defined itself in terms of its capacity to shed light on the dynamics of contemporary global social transformation. This chapter sketches out the parameters of the claims made by so-called ‘new IPE’ scholars, and analyses their departure from ‘orthodox’ IPE perspectives. There are further steps to be taken in prising open some of the doors that have been closed by dominant IPE ontologies, and the discussion outlines one of them here: an IPE of social practice. It proposes that such a perspective can reveal the politics and contingency of globalisation as it is characterised by contests over the reality and representation of social change.

Keywords:   IPE, social change, social practice, globalisation

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