Trade and American Leadership : The Paradoxes of Power and Wealth from Alexander Hamilton to Donald Trump
Cambridge Univ Pr 2019/01
475 p. 24 cm
Choice Reviews 2019 July
From the nation-building of Alexander Hamilton to the trade wars of Donald Trump, trade policy has been a key instrument of American power and wealth. This book places special emphasis on today's challenges, and the rising danger of economic nationalism.
The United States led the world to create an open trading system. That system served US interests well, but also allowed China to rise and American allies to become more independent. Trade and American Leadership focuses on today's challenges and the rising danger of economic nationalism.
Table of Contents
Part I. Introduction and Overview: 1. The domestic diplomacy of trade and the paradoxes of power and wealth; 2. The theory and practice of the Anglo-American hegemonies; 3. After hegemony: power, wealth, and trade policy since the Cold War; Part II. The Domestic Diplomacy of Trade: 4. The domestic diplomacy of trade agreements; 5. The expanding scope of trade and the contagion of conflict; 6. Washington slept here: how Trump caught politicians napping on trade; Part III. Trading with Allies: 7. Defence vs. opulence: sea power and law in Anglo-American hegemonies; 8. The sun also sets: the Japanese challenge to the US auto industry; 9. Canada and the domestic diplomacy of US trade policy; Part IV. Trading with Adversaries: 10. The strategy and domestic diplomacy of sanctions; 11. Russo-American relations and the paradox of sanctions; 12. Trading with the NME: the Chinese challenge to US hegemony; Part V. Trading with Developing Countries: 13. The strategy and domestic diplomacy of trade preferences; 14. The elusive integration of the Americas; 15. War, peace, and trade in the Middle East; Part VI. Trade and Trump: 16. Power and wealth in the Trump administration and beyond.