Do global markets promote global peace?
February 10, 2013 1:46 PM Subscribe
I am interested in conducting some preliminary research on this topic and am looking for the key thinkers and arguments on either side of this debate.
posted by ageispolis to Law & Government (7 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Despite my own political views, I do see some credibility to the idea — two countries with complex and overlapping economic interdependency may be less inclined to go to war with one another and jeopardize these interests. However, I imagine that this intuition is flawed in many respects, so I am interested to hear counter-examples, historical or theoretical, to disprove this thesis.
Note: While I am speaking of free trade and peace between nations, I am also interested in scholarly work arguing that economic liberty, markets, and property rights promote peace within nations (or not) as well.
I am by no means an expert in economic and political theory, but both academic and popular works are welcome.