Copeland Summary

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

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-1Alexandria Xereas-Gonzales Government 491 Professor Smith September 18, 2008 Economic Interdependence and War Copeland proposes a theory in which he presents different attempts to promote economic interdependence and war from a liberal approach as well as a realist approach. On the liberal side of his theory he brings in the important factor of the benefits that can be seen from trade, and on the realist side he brings the potential costs of severed trade to the table. Basically, Copeland tries to prove that when there are higher numbers of dependence amongst state the potential for war is at an advantage, but when states are motivated and thinking in a positive light about trade and less restrictions to do so with other states, the potential for war lessens immensely. Copeland notes that countries who are likely to wage war are most likely to be in a positions where the states, and their leaders, have higher levels of dependence on other states and are not positive about trading in anyway. While he presents some countries
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2010 for the course GOVT 341 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '10 term at William & Mary.

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