Robert Gilpin: "The Nature of Political Economy"

Robert Gilpin: "The Nature of Political Economy"

The main issue is
“the conflict of our era is between ethnocentric nationalism and geocentric technology”
Two people he reference in the beginning of the paper
Kari Levitt and George Ball
Kari Levitt
A Canadian nationalist.
George Ball
a former United States under-sectary of state
International Society we are told
is increasingly rent between its economic and its political organization.
International Society on one hand
powerful economic and technological forces are creating a highly interdependent world economy, thus diminishing the traditional significance of national boundaries.
On the Other Hand International Society
the nation-state continues to command men’s loyalties and to be the basic unit of political decision-making.
For Liberalism Nature of Economic Relations
Harmonious between countries in economic relations. It will benefit everyone to have good economic relations.
For Liberalism Nature of the Actors
the public and business.
For Liberalism Goal of Economic Activity
Maximization of Global welfare.
For Liberalism Relationships between economics and politics
Economics should determine politics
For Marxism Nature of Economic Relations
Conflict, the essence of economic relations is conflict.
For Marxism Nature of the Actors
Economic Classes.
For Marxism Goal of Economic Activity
Maximization of class interests.
For Marxism Relationships between economics and politics
Economics dose determine politics.
For Mercantilism Nature of Economic Relations
Conflict, the essence of economic relations is conflict.
For Mercantilism Nature of the Actors
Nation States
For Mercantilism Goal of Economic Activity
Maximization of National interests.
For Mercantilism Relationships between economics and politics
Politics determine economics.
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