Economic Interdependence and International Conflict: New Perspectives on an Enduring Debate

  title={Economic Interdependence and International Conflict: New Perspectives on an Enduring Debate},
  author={Edward Deering Mansfield and Brian M. Pollins},
  journal={Foreign Affairs},
The claim that open trade promotes peace has sparked heated debate among scholars and policymakers for centuries. Until recently, however, this claim remained untested and largely unexplored. Economic Interdependence and International Conflict clarifies the state of current knowledge about the effects of foreign commerce on political-military relations and identifies the avenues of new research needed to improve our understanding of this relationship. The contributions to this volume offer… 

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