Politics of the International Economy
This paper looks at modern politics in the context of the international economy. It considers the political opportunities and the political constraints that participation in different kinds of international economies create in different circumstances. It tries to put today's debates about the nature of the international economy and its implications for modern politics in a historical context and to use that historical understanding of both the arguments about economic life and the decisions governments have made about how to deal with international economic questions and the political reactions those decisions induce to illuminate different aspects of the domestic and international politics of a wide range of modern nation-states today.
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