Open economy politics: A critical review

  title={Open economy politics: A critical review},
  author={David A. Lake},
  journal={The Review of International Organizations},
  • David A. Lake
  • Published 1 September 2009
  • Economics
  • The Review of International Organizations
An emergent paradigm, referred to as Open Economy Politics (OEP), now structures and guides research among many scholars. This essay sketches the general contours of the paradigm. Scientific accumulation is, in my view, the potential and great benefit of a self-conscious understanding of OEP as a single, unifying paradigm. The essay also provides a sympathetic critique of OEP and shows how the paradigm can be extended to capture some of the concerns and insights of other critics. Most important… 
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