The point of this presentation is to examine how there is a growing Global Political Economy (GPE) of South America that is reconceptualizing the framework of the regional IPE traditions in the light of current global shifts, conflicts and developments. A framework that, however, cannot be confined to the limitations of North American and European IPE approaches. The work will be presented in three parts: First, it outlines the major international and regional IPE perspectives concerning the academic understanding of Latin American political economy. Secondly, it will explore the central components of the concept of Latin America, as an iron cage, to contrast this with the historical evidence that the regional configurations of development have provided. Finally, to conclude, it will consider some key points for a Global South American Political Economy, based on the research lines and agendas growing in the region.
About the speaker
Ernesto Vivares PhD, University of Sheffield, UK, Professor of IPE in the Department of International Studies, FLACSO Ecuador. He is currently a visiting scholar in the Balsillie School of International Affairs and the Department of Political Science at the University of Waterloo.