Finding space in critical IPE: a scalar-relational approach

Author
Huw Macartney, Stuart Shields
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Journal of International Relations and Development
Volume
14
Issue Number
3
Publication Date
July 2011
Institution
Central and East European International Studies Association
Abstract
Our aim in this essay is to explore how critical international political economy (IPE) is spatially impaired, and how a scalar-relational approach offers a potential solution. By this, we mean that despite the plethora of spatial terms (national, international, global, transnational) applied as levels of analysis, the counter-hegemonic aspects of critical IPE are hamstrung by an inability to account for the production of space and the relations between particular scales.