Growth, Trade, and Systemic Leadership
Publication Year: 2004
Published by: University of Michigan Press
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At various points, several individuals have been quite helpful in this enterprise. Our thanks to Joshua Goldstein, Bart Kerremans, Brian Pollins, David Rapkin, James Lee Ray, Bruce Russett, Jeremy Shine, Robert Switky, Peter Taylor, Jarrod Weiner, and a plague of anonymous reviewers...
1. An Introduction to Growth, Trade, and Systemic Leadership
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As we enter the twenty-first century, international political economy (IPE) concerns encompass a wide range of topics. New technology promises to make obsolete many of the conventional ways of making and doing things. If the nature of economic activity changes radically, so, too, will the nature of political...
PART I. THE SYSTEMIC LEADERSHIP PLATFORM
2. Leading Sectors, Lead Economies, and Economic Growth
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Conventional economic growth models tend to be restricted by national boundaries. External inputs are certainly conceivable (trade, foreign aid, technology transfers, remittances, and so forth), but otherwise the primary ingredients for growth are found domestically and are typically conceived in such generic terms as population...
3. Economic Innovation, Systemic Leadership, and Military Preparations for War
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If the system leader’s leading sector growth is linked to its own national economic growth and to world economic growth (as shown in the previous chapter), what other linkages are plausible? While a host of possible connections come readily to mind, the most salient linkages should be ones that work toward fleshing out the foundation for...
PART II. PROTECTIONISM
4. Explaining Protectionism: Seventeen Perspectives and One Long-Term Common Denominator
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Protectionism is one of those politicoeconomic phenomena that never quite seem to go away. Nor do new attempts at explaining it. The centrality and salience of the topic seemingly help to account for its analytical popularity. Less obvious is why we continue to spin out new stories about why it occurs. Many of the stories...
5. The Timing of Protectionism
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There are any number of ways to explain the waxing and waning of protectionism, as we have seen in chapter 4. For example, ideologies, business cycles, elite orientations, surplus capacities, structural economic shifts, technological shifts, polarity structures, and the presence or absence of economic and political leadership...
PART III. PROTECTIONISM, TRADE, AND OPENNESS
6. Tariffs and Trade Fluctuations: Does Protectionism Matter as Much as We Think?
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A respectable proportion of the theoretical and empirical concern in international political economy over the last twenty-five years has revolved around questions pertaining to the relationships among power concentration and its behavioral implications (hegemony/leadership), political intervention in economic processes...
7. Systemic Leadership and World Trade Openness
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We have established a foundation for systemic leadership in the form of leading sector growth, leading sector concentration, and naval capability concentration (chaps. 2, 3). We were also able to demonstrate that the foundation for systemic leadership was important to world economic growth. Subsequent chapters explored fluctuations in protectionism...
8. Trade, Regionalization, and Tariffs: The Correlates of Openness in the American Long Run
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The openness of the world economy is threatened—or so it would appear— by the formation of regional trade blocs. This tendency to trade more within a specific geographical region may be thought to be a relatively new phenomenon. In the late 1980s and 1990s, seemingly in emulation of the former, relatively unique, European Common Market, regional free trade..
9. Conclusion: Adding Things Up
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Students of international relations sometimes debate which variables are most central to our understanding of how international politics and international political economy work. It is fairly obvious that we think system leadership should be listed as one of the most central keys to unraveling structure and behavior on the world stage. Yet we are also well aware that...
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Page Count: 304
Illustrations: 23 drawings, 22 tables
Publication Year: 2004