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The Global Political Economy of Raul Prebisch, Hardback Book

The Global Political Economy of Raul Prebisch Hardback

Edited by Matias E. (University of Stirling, UK.) Margulis

Part of the RIPE Series in Global Political Economy series


The Global Political Economy of Raul Prebisch offers an original analysis of global political economy by examining it through the ideas, agency and influence of one of its most important thinkers, leaders and personalities.

Prebisch's ground-breaking ideas as an economist - the terms-of-trade thesis and the economic case for state-led industrialization - changed the world and guided economic policy across the global South.

As the head of two UN bodies - the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and later the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) - he was at the frontline of key North-South political struggles for a fairer global distribution of wealth and the regulation of transnational corporations.

Prebisch increasingly came to view political power, not just economic capabilities, as pivotal to shaping the institutions and rules of the world economy.

This book contextualizes his ideas, exploring how they were used and their relevance to contemporary issues.

The neoliberal turn in economics in North America, Western Europe and across the global South led to an active discrediting of Prebisch's theories and this volume offers an important corrective, reintroducing current and future generations of scholars and students to this important body of work and allowing a richer understanding of past and ongoing political struggles.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 218 pages, 18 Line drawings, black and white; 7 Tables, black and white; 18 Illustrations, black and
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Political science & theory
  • ISBN: 9781138219779



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