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 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: 173

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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.

Power Ties

Power Ties

Author: Paul A. Papayoanou

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 047210960X

Category: Political Science

Page: 193

View: 764

Discusses the impact of economic integration on the likelihood of war or peace

Economic Interdependence and War

Economic Interdependence and War

Author: Dale C. Copeland

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400852703

Category: Political Science

Page: 504

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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 Cooperation in Europe

Economic Interdependence and Cooperation in Europe

Author: Nicholas C. Baltas

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642721113

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

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Economic integration is the most noteworthy development in international economic policy at the end of this century. Enthusiasm for the European Union has been infectuous. Yet, there are many aspects for the EU that still remain obscure and which warrant further careful scrutiny. The subject of this book is the examination of the inherent economic and political inefficiencies in the transition process of Central and East European countries which are apt to slow down its pace, divert it from its proper course and, in some cases, even endanger its sustainability. The authors of the contributions in this book, economists and political scientists, investigate the applicability of the hyperthesis of mutual benefits resulting from countries in transition becoming open to international trade and investment.

China and the Mortgaging of America

China and the Mortgaging of America

Author: H. Thompson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230283305

Category: Political Science

Page: 173

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In 2008, the economic relationship between the United States and China almost collapsed due to a crisis at two American mortgage corporations, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. This book explains how that crisis came about, and analyzes the consequences and implications.

Economic Interdependence in the Asia-Pacific Region

Economic Interdependence in the Asia-Pacific Region

Author: C. H. Kwan

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 041510176X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 212

View: 466

Since the 1985 Plaza Accord, trade, investment and economic interdependence among the Asian economies has increased, while reliance on the US has fallen. In the light of this, Kwan considers the possiblity of forming a yen bloc in the region.

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

View: 617

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.