What has been the impact of globalization on development? This book finds answers to this question in the field of international political economy. Thus, the book explores the way states have managed economic globalization - from positions of strength or weakness. In doing so, key themes emerge: new geographies of development, the enduring need for state action in the economy, and the political contestation of the very meaning of development. Global Encounters brings fresh views of development and globalization, which will be welcomed by students and researchers alike.