The Tragedy of Liberalism How Globalization Caused the First World War

  title={The Tragedy of Liberalism How Globalization Caused the First World War},
  author={David M. Rowe},
  journal={Security Studies},
  pages={407 - 447}
  • David M. Rowe
  • Published 1 April 2005
  • Political Science
  • Security Studies
The belief that globalization enhances peace, a central tenet of liberal theory, enjoys substantial support in recent scholarship on trade and conflict. To conclude that liberalism is right, however, is premature and wrong. Liberal theory is not sufficiently grounded in international trade theory to show how globalization generates constraints on military force, nor does it adequately link these constraints to strengthened peace. This article uses the Heckscher-Ohlin model of trade to connect… 
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