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Gale, F ORCID: 0000-0001-6759-6759 2019 , 'Sustainability', in TM Shaw and LC Mahrenbach and R Modi and X Yi-Chong (eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary International Political Economy , Palgrave Macmillan UK, London, pp. 517-533.

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Abstract

IPE and sustainability have co-evolved over the past 40 years under the twin pressures of ever-deepening neoliberal globalisation and environmental degradation. Globalisation has seen themassive expansion in international trade, investment and finance and an associated rise ininternational organizations, multinational corporations (MNCs) and civil society organisations.In conjunction with the development and spread of information and communicationstechnologies, the global political economy has transnationalised giving rise to new forms ofpublic, private and hybrid governance. Globalisation has been associated, however, with highlevels of tropical deforestation, fisheries depletion, biodiversity loss and global warming. Froma social justice perspective, deep-seated inequalities remain within and between countries inthe Anthropocene (Biermann et al 2012), with coefficients of inequality now greater than theywere at the outset of the globalisation push (Picketty 2014).

Item Type: Book Section
Authors/Creators:Gale, F
Keywords: sustainability, value theory, IPE, governance, political economy, ecological economics
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
DOI / ID Number: 10.1057/978-1-137-45443-0_32
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