- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- List of Contributors
- Institutional Perspectives—Working towards Coherence or Irreconcilable Diversity?
- Beyond Comparative Statics: Historical Institutional Approaches to Stability and Change In the Political Economy of Labor
- Actors and Institutions
- Institutional Reproduction and Change
- Qualitative Comparative Analysis of Social Science Data
- The State in the Economy: Neoliberal or Neoactivist?
- Money and Markets
- Transnational Institutions and International Regimes
- Law as a Governing Institution
- Institutional Change in Financial Systems
- The Comparative Institutional Analysis of Innovation: From Industrial Policy to the Knowledge Economy
- Changing Competition Models in Market Economies: The Effects of Inter‐nationalization, Technological Innovations, and Academic Expansion on the Conditions Supporting Dominant Economic Logics
- Institutions, Wealth, and Inequality
- Corporate Governance
- The Institutional Construction of Firms
- Institutionalizing the Employment Relationship
- Inter‐Firm Relations in Global Manufacturing: Disintegrated Production and Its Globalization
- Institutional Transformation in European Post‐Communist Regimes
- State Failure
- Financial Capitalism Resurgent: Comparative Institutionalism and the Challenges of Financialization
- Institutional Competitiveness: How Nations came to Compete
- Epilogue: Institutions in History: Bringing Capitalism Back In
Abstract and Keywords
This article provides a review of the debates about how transnational institutions and international regimes have influence in the international political economy (IPE), how transnational institutions and international regimes are formed, and how they emerge. In the international relations (IR)/IPE, which is the basis for this article, answers to these questions reflect different traditions and approaches to the study of states and non-state actors, as well as to the methodological and conceptual tools of analysis. Many of these differences have become embedded in the strong theoretical divides that have defined IR/IPE along the lines of realism, liberalism, Marxism, ‘neo’-versions of all these, and, more recently, the rise of rational choice and constructivist approaches to the discipline. This article focuses on the ‘rationalist’ and ‘constructivist’ approaches and how they address the question of transnational institutions.
Leonard Seabrooke, Professor, Department of Politics and International Studies, Director, Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, University of Warwick.
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