Category Archives: International Political Economy

The Rule-Based International Order: Discourse and Reality in East Asia (short version)


The rule-based international order or the liberal international order, has recently garnered increasing attention recently. This post-World War II order is generally defined as a free open market, trade and liberal globalization system. Such an order has been argued to … Continue reading

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Characteristics of the new foreign aid architecture and ways forward


Introduction Countries have developed at various paces, some of them as a result of foreign aid or more officially known as Official Development Assistance ODA. In recent years, there have been many changes to the ODA architecture, including 1) a … Continue reading

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My Guest Article on Europe Asia Security Forum


Take a look, read and comment please My Guest Article .

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Is overseas aid an instrument of soft power?


Originally posted on Phil Vernon's blog:
I was giving evidence to a UK House of Lords select committee on aid as an instrument of soft power yesterday, so spent a bit of time researching what “soft power” actually means.…

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Warwick/RIPE Debate 2013


h/t Dr. Simon Glaze. An International Political Economy (IPE) themed post. Recently, one of my favourite academic journals, the Review of International Political Economy, or RIPE, marked its twentieth anniversary. Below is a link of a video (I think now … Continue reading

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Never ever use Wikpedia to find out about International Political Economy and International Development


Never ever use Wikpedia to find out about IPE and International Development. Never Ever. Whether you are a student (at any level), journalist (Wikipedia is not a reliable source for news!), researcher (you ought to be shot if you ever … Continue reading

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World Bank Open Knowledge Repository: Opening up IDA Replenishment Documents?


So the World Bank under soon-to-be-leaving Robert “Bob” Zoellick has been working in the name of transparency… Continue reading

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