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International Politics on the World Stage, Brief 4/e
World Politics: International Politics on the World Stage, Brief, 4/e
John T. Rourke, University of Connecticut - Storrs
Mark A. Boyer, University of Connecticut - Storrs

International Economic Competition and Cooperation

Chapter Introduction

Throughout this book we have seen that many forces work at cross purposes in the world system. There was our discussion of integration versus disintegration of political units as discussed in Chapter 2; our discussion of nationalism versus trans-nationalism in Chapters 4 and 5; the forces of sovereignty versus supranationalism as discussed in Chapters 8, 9, and elsewhere. This chapter discusses yet another dueling set of tendencies; national economic competition versus global, transnationalism and regional economic cooperation.