International Trade and Political Institutions: Instituting Trade in the Long Nineteenth Century

International Trade and Political Institutions: Instituting Trade in the Long Nineteenth Century

By: Fiona McGillivray (author)Hardback

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It is a widely held view that politics plays an important role in determining international trade policy. Defining precisely why, and how, politics matters is more difficult. Despite the benefits of trade, few nations have wholeheartedly adopted free trade policies, and when they do so it is by managing trade through international institutions and multi- or bilateral trade treaties. International Trade and Political Institutions broadens the public choice theory of trade politics to allow for the study of ideas and institutions within a longer time horizon. The authors use theoretically rigorous historical analysis of international political economy and four important case studies to help untangle the role of ideology, institutions and interests. This illuminating book connects the fields of economics, political economy and history to shed new light on trade theory. Scholars of political science and economy, economics and history will all find this book fascinating and worthwhile reading.

About Author

The late Fiona McGillivray, formerly of the Wilf Family Department of Politics, New York University, US, Iain McLean, Professor of Politics, Oxford University and Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford, UK, Robert Pahre, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, US and Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey, Senior Lecturer in Government, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK


Contents: Preface 1. Tariffs and Modern Political Institutions: An Introduction 2. Agreeable Duties: The Tariff Treaty Regime in the Nineteenth Century 3. Trading Free and Opening Markets 4. Irish Potatoes, Indian Corn and British Politics: Interests, Ideology, Heresthetic and the Repeal of the Corn Laws 5. The Strategic Use of Ideas: Nationalizing the Interest in the Nineteenth Century 6. A Unifying Theory of Interests, Institutions and Ideas? Concluding Remarks References Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781840646900
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781840646900
  • ISBN10: 184064690X

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