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The Resource Democracy and international trade : Britain, France, and the United States, 1860-1990, Daniel Verdier

Democracy and international trade : Britain, France, and the United States, 1860-1990, Daniel Verdier

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Democracy and international trade : Britain, France, and the United States, 1860-1990
Title
Democracy and international trade
Title remainder
Britain, France, and the United States, 1860-1990
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Verdier
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this ambitious exploration of how foreign trade policy is made in democratic regimes, Daniel Verdier casts doubt on theories that neglect voters. Bringing the voters back in, Verdier shows that special interests, party ideologues, and state officials and diplomats act as agents of the voters. Constructing a general theory in which existing theories (rent seeking, median voting, state autonomy) function as partial explanations, he shows that trade institutions are not fixed entities but products of political competition. Verdier then offers a thorough analysis of how foreign trade policy was made in France, Britain, and the United States during the period from 1860 through 1990. He discloses a reality startlingly different from previous understandings of American and French trade policies. Challenging the conventional view that special interests have dominated American trade policy, he argues that sectoral economic weight has not been a good predictor of political power in the United States since 1888. Conversely, against the prevailing belief that French industry is controlled by an autonomous state, he reveals the existence of a privileged, collusive relationship between French industry and state officials from the 1892 Meline Tariff through the Socialist victory of 1981. The standard opinion is confirmed only in the case of Britain, where an arm's-length relationship has historically been maintained between industry and government. The book's findings make it essential reading for political scientists, political economists, and historians alike
Cataloging source
DLC
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1954-
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Verdier, Daniel
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HF1533
LC item number
.V47 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Great Britain
  • France
  • United States
  • Democracy
  • Democracy
  • Democracy
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Democracy and international trade : Britain, France, and the United States, 1860-1990, Daniel Verdier
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [345]-369) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
28722560
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 387 pages
Isbn
9780691032245
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
93034315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Democracy and international trade : Britain, France, and the United States, 1860-1990, Daniel Verdier
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [345]-369) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
28722560
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 387 pages
Isbn
9780691032245
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
93034315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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