ATB-2012-57-2-01-Parakkal, Guest Editor’s Introduction

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By Raju Parakkal

A noticeable aspect of the global political economy in recent decades
has been the increasing economic integration—or, economic globalization—
witnessed among the countries of the world. This integration
was facilitated largely by the adoption of economic reforms in erstwhile
communist countries in Central and Eastern Europe. Even countries in
Asia and Latin America that previously followed a socialist economic
model embraced free-market policies that helped this process of global
integration. Quite interestingly, within this broader trend of economic
globalization, scholars have identified narrower trends in the form of
diffusion, and even convergence, of global economic policy. . . .

Season: 
2012
Volume: 
57
Number: 
2
Keywords: 
Introduction

RAJU PARAKKAL is Assistant Professor of International Relations, Philadelphia University