POWER POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE

@article{Gowa1993POWERPA,
  title={POWER POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE},
  author={Joanne S. Gowa and Edward Deering Mansfield},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  year={1993},
  volume={87},
  pages={408-420}
}
Recent literature attributes the relative scarcity of open international markets to the prisoner's dilemma structure of state preferences with respect to trade. We argue that the prisoner's dilemma representation does not reflect the most critical aspect of free trade agreements in an anarchic international system, namely, their security externalities. We consider these external effects explicitly. Doing so leads us to two conclusions: (1) free trade is more likely within, rather than across… Expand

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