hese types of scholarly differences are the hallmark of a mature field of research that has moved from sweeping attempts at self-definition to the practice of normal science.
This essay presents what we believe to be the consensus among political scientists with regard to the analysis of the politics of international economic relations. The review we present is not intended to be exhaustive. We do not, for example, attempt to include 3 the work of scholars who challenge the positivist approach that is assumed here. We believe that this survey does, nonetheless, reflect the principal focuses of North American scholarship in IPE. Most scholarship published in the principal journals of the profession and the sub-discipline, and most graduate training and research, are within the range of the theoretical and empirical topics and approaches presented here. We start with a discussion of the domestic politics of foreign economic policymaking.