Giplin Summary

Giplin Summary - -1Alexandria Xereas-Gonzales Government...

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-1Alexandria Xereas-Gonzales Government 491 Professor Smith September 14, 2008 Three Ideologies of Political Economy In this essay Giplin proposes three very different schools of thought and their individual stand on political economy relative to one another. The three ideologies proposed are: liberalism, nationalism, and Marxism. He uses the term ideology vs. theory because ideology, he argues, refers to the entire belief system concerning the nature of humans and society amongst these three distinct ideologies. He provides theories to explain the relationship between economics and politics amongst these three ideologies. First liberalism is proposed. Giplin defines liberalism as being embodied in orthodox economics. Liberalism, he says, assumes that politics and economics exist in separate spheres and that economics and trade should be free from political intervention. Next Giplin proposes nationalism as assuming and advocating the primacy of politics over economics. The purpose of nationalism is to build up the state and to insure that the
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