Our past as prologue: Introduction to the tenth anniversary issue of the Review of International Political Economy

Mark Blyth*, Hendrik Spruyt

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Abstract

This editorial introduction to the tenth anniversary issue of the Review of International Political Economy places both the birth of RIPE the journal and the critiques that it has spawned of the so-called 'Washington consensus' in a longer historical context. We map the emergence of two distinct 'Washington Consensi' - one based around GATT/Bretton Woods/Welfare States/ and Kenynesian ideas and one based around the WTO/Open Capital Accounts/Hard Currencies and New-Classical Ideas. We argue that RIPE appeared at the moment when this second of these consensi appeared most hegemonic. RIPE's distinct voice over the last decade reflects this through its critiques of the second Washington consensus and in its pluralistic and critical mode of inquiry. We place the essays that follow into this wider discussion of broad trends in the IPE.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)607-620
Number of pages14
JournalReview of International Political Economy
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2003

Keywords

  • International political economy
  • Macroeconomic regime change
  • Material and ideal constraints
  • Washington Consensus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Political Science and International Relations

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