From Latin American International Political Economy to Latin American Global Political Economy

Da Economia Política Internacional Latino-americana à Economia Política Global Latino-americana

  • Ernesto Vivares FLACSO Ecuador
  • Raúl Salgado Espinoza FLACSO Ecuador

Resumo

This paper focuses on the differences between International Political Economy (IPE) versus Global Political Economy (GPE) in Latin America. It explores how IPE tends to be taught and researched beyond mainstream IPE but in dialogue with it. It engages with the main literature of this field to discuss the contours and extension of a transition in teaching and research. It rests upon a historical sociological approach and employs a qualitative analysis of syllabi and curricula of various masters and doctoral programs on International Relations/Studies and underlying disciplines, and is complemented with semi-structured interviews with leading scholars of IPE from across the region. The paper argues that there is a shift from mainstream IPE to a new Latin American GPE as the result of a revitalization of the field and as a response to the new regional and global challenges. New dynamics of development, conflict and a changing world order coexist with old problems, pushing our field to find new responses, demonstrating the limits of the traditional knowledge, and requiring the development of new contributions. While the shift may be minor, it is constant and steady, and is neither homogenous nor dominated by a unique vision of the field, but it is defined by heterogeneity and plurality.

Biografia do Autor

Ernesto Vivares, FLACSO Ecuador

Professor in International Political Economy at FLACSO Ecuador, Master from Birmingham University and PhD from Sheffield University in UK. His research focus on Global and Regional Political Economy, South America, Development and Conflict. ORCID 0000 0002 2136 1089.

Raúl Salgado Espinoza, FLACSO Ecuador

Full-term professor and researcher of foreign policy, political thought and qualitative methods at the Department of International Studies and Communication, FLACSO Ecuador. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and International Studies from the University of Birmingham, UK. ORCID: 0000-0002-1540-5583

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28-06-2021
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Vivares, E., & Salgado Espinoza, R. (2021). From Latin American International Political Economy to Latin American Global Political Economy. Estudos Internacionais: Revista De relações Internacionais Da PUC Minas, 9(2), 7-33. https://doi.org/10.5752/P.2317-773X.2021v9n2p7-33