Krasner (2000)- State Power and the Structure of International Trade

Krasner(2000- - State Power and the Structure of International Trade Stephen D Krasner(2000 Krasner Stephen D 2000 State Power and the Structure of

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State Power and the Structure of International Trade Stephen D. Krasner (2000) Krasner, Stephen D. 2000. State Power and the Structure of International Trade (Ch.1). International Political Economy: Perspectives on Global Power and Wealth. Ed. Jeffry A. Frieden, David A. Lake, and J. Lawrence Broz. New York: WW Norton Company. Section 1: Intro State-Power Theory: “an approach that begins with the assumption that the structure of international trade is determined by the interests and power of the states acting to maximize national goals. The 1 st step in this argument is to relate 4 basic state interests-aggregate national income, social stability, political power and economic growth-to the degree of openness for the movement of goods.” 20 “The 2 nd step in the argument is to relate different distributions of potential power, such as multi-polar and hegemonic, to different international trading structures. The most important conclusion of this theoretical analysis is that a hegemonic distribution of potential economic power is likely to result in an open trading structure.” 20 Section 2: The Causal Argument: State Interests, State Power, and International Trading Structures “Neoclassical trade theory is based on the assumption that states act to maximize their aggregate
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