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Any current attempts in understanding International Political Economy (IPE) must examine the rise of populism and the rise of China. David N. Balaam and Bradford Dillman’s book is one such attempt. Dividing the book into four parts, comprising of 17 chapters, the authors continue to spread Suzan Strange’s structure of IPE (Global Production, Security, Finance, and Technology). They also continue to employ the three conventional methods of IPE, mercantilism, economic liberalism, and structural marxism as an instrument in understanding how global events take place. A new debate on constructivism makes this book unique, and debates on this subject has gained momentum, especially in the West, and the discussion on the rise of populism in China will be much better with this approach of introducing constructivism as a tool, together with the three conventional tools.