This work presents a study of trade politics, including theoretically rigorous historical analysis of international political economy and four important case studies. The book links the fields of economics, political economy and history. Earlier versions of the chapters were presented at a miniconference "Instituting trade: trade policy and 19th century political institutions," at the Center for Political Economy, University of Washington, USA.
Tariffs and modern political institutions - an introduction; agreeable duties - the tariff treaty regime in the 19th century, Robert Pahre; trading free and opening markets, Fiona McGillivray; Irish potatoes, Indian corn, and British politics - interests, ideology, heresthetic and the repeal of the Corn Laws, Iain McLean; the strategic use of ideas - nationalizing the interest in the 19th century, Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey; a unifying theory of interests, institutions and ideas? concluding remarks, Cheru Schonhardt-Bailey.
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