Economic Interdependence and International Conflict

Economic Interdependence and International Conflict

Author: Edward Deering Mansfield

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472022939

Category: Political Science

Page: 286

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The claim that open trade promotes peace has sparked heated debate among scholars and policymakers for centuries. Until recently, however, this claim remained untested and largely unexplored. Economic Interdependence and International Conflict clarifies the state of current knowledge about the effects of foreign commerce on political-military relations and identifies the avenues of new research needed to improve our understanding of this relationship. The contributions to this volume offer crucial insights into the political economy of national security, the causes of war, and the politics of global economic relations. Edward D. Mansfield is Hum Rosen Professor of Political Science and Co-Director of the Christopher H. Browne Center for International Politics at the University of Pennsylvania. Brian M. Pollins is Associate Professor of Political Science at Ohio State University and a Research Fellow at the Mershon Center.

Economic Interdependence and War

Economic Interdependence and War

Author: Dale C. Copeland

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691161594

Category: Political Science

Page: 503

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Does growing economic interdependence among great powers increase or decrease the chance of conflict and war? Liberals argue that the benefits of trade give states an incentive to stay peaceful. Realists contend that trade compels states to struggle for vital raw materials and markets. Moving beyond the stale liberal-realist debate, Economic Interdependence and War lays out a dynamic theory of expectations that shows under what specific conditions interstate commerce will reduce or heighten the risk of conflict between nations. Taking a broad look at cases spanning two centuries, from the Napoleonic and Crimean wars to the more recent Cold War crises, Dale Copeland demonstrates that when leaders have positive expectations of the future trade environment, they want to remain at peace in order to secure the economic benefits that enhance long-term power. When, however, these expectations turn negative, leaders are likely to fear a loss of access to raw materials and markets, giving them more incentive to initiate crises to protect their commercial interests. The theory of trade expectations holds important implications for the understanding of Sino-American relations since 1985 and for the direction these relations will likely take over the next two decades. Economic Interdependence and War offers sweeping new insights into historical and contemporary global politics and the actual nature of democratic versus economic peace.

Economic Interdependence and Conflict in World Politics

Economic Interdependence and Conflict in World Politics

Author: Mark J. C. Crescenzi

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 073911039X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

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This book explores one of the most important current topics in international relations: whether trade diminishes or enhances conflict. Mark J. C. Crescenzi adopts an original perspective, arguing that the 'exit costs' confronting states - how hard it would be for them to replace the trade they are threatening to cut - determines the credibility of the threat and the effect of such trade on the likelihood of political conflict.

International Conflict and the Global Economy

International Conflict and the Global Economy

Author: Edward D. Mansfield

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN: UCSD:31822033508482

Category: Political Science

Page: 664

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Mansfield (political science, University of Pennsylvania) collects articles spanning the time period between 1945 and 2001 on core theoretical arguments that have been advanced about the relationship between foreign economic relations and political hostilities. Articles analyze the evolution of these arguments over time, evaluate core arguments using quantitative evidence, address the use and effectiveness of economic statecraft, and examine the effects of national security concerns on foreign economic relations. Some specific topics include economic interdependence and national security in historical perspective, trade flow and international conflict, and foreign trade as an instrument of national power. Annotation : 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

The WTO, Economic Interdependence, and Conflict

The WTO, Economic Interdependence, and Conflict

Author: Marc Lawrence Busch

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN: UCSD:31822034672519

Category: Political Science

Page: 647

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Evaluates the theoretical arguments about the relationship between foreign economic relations and political-military hostilities. This volume addresses the origins of various international institutions designed to influence global commerce, how these institutions operate, and the extent to which they shape the flow and content of overseas trade.

Power and the Purse

Power and the Purse

Author: Jean-Marc F. Blanchard

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0714650676

Category: History

Page: 364

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The essays here address the relationship between economic interdependence and international conflict, the political economy of economic sanctions, and the role of economic incentives in international statecraft.

International Trade as a Beacon of Peace

International Trade as a Beacon of Peace

Author: Francis Mulenga Muma

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783656245780

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 30

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Scientific Essay from the year 2012 in the subject Economics - International Economic Relations, grade: 1, Xiamen University (School of Economics), course: Economics, language: English, abstract: Global peace is an ideal form of freedom, peace, harmonious atmosphere, and happiness among and within all nations and/or peoples. Some new theories and issues concerning promotion of global peace are going on in the world today. Rather than world trade being dependent on world peace, as in the past, world peace and harmony may be influenced and brought nearer to reality through burgeoning world trade unlike in the past theories where trade was a function of global peace.

International Trade and Interdependence

International Trade and Interdependence

Author: Khutheibam Ali

Publisher:

ISBN: 3656458715

Category:

Page: 26

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Seminar paper from the year 2013 in the subject Business economics - Economic Policy, grade: 7, Jawaharlal Nehru University (CIPOD), course: M. Phil., language: English, comment: Note 7 = A- Grade 7 = A-, abstract: The paper primarily trying to explore the connections between interdependence and its relations with peace and conflict. There has been a general understanding that with the increase in the movement of goods and capital through the advancement of information, communication and technology, there has been reduction in the conflict among the nations and mutual interdependence fosters harmony and peace. More important is the fast movement of "idea" with this process. This is half-truth. This is just one side of a coin. The other side is that international trade and interdependence do produces conflict, and even leading to trade war. This would be looking through the lens of IR theories particularly Realism and Liberalism. The liberals claims that interdependence promotes peace while the school of Realism and Neo-Realism claims that it promotes conflicts and antagonistic between nations. The Liberals believes that economic activities can able to diminish the political differences between nations due to the growth and benefits derived from such activities, while for the Realists, the security of the state is the primary concern. While the absolute gains phenomenon is fine for the Realists but the major problems are the relative gains that are involved in such economic transactions. The last sections will focus on international trade and its relations with civil wars citing the case studies of Sierra Leone and Liberia, and another Democratic Republic of Congo.

How the rise of China's economic and military power leads to conflict. The rivalry between China and the USA

How the rise of China's economic and military power leads to conflict. The rivalry between China and the USA

Author: Carolina Gerwin

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783346078827

Category: Political Science

Page: 7

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Essay from the year 2018 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: Peace and Conflict Studies, Security, grade: 70, University College London, language: English, abstract: This paper argues from a realist perspective that current developments imply that China’s rise leads to conflict, especially with the USA. The argument is based on four points: China’s expanding economic and military power, its hegemonic aims and the security dilemma.