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Slingsby Bethel's Analysis of State Interests

Walter, Ryan


Seventeenth-century thinking on the relationship between trade and state power was routinely conducted using the concept of state interests, which enabled users to conceive a Europe of competing states that managed the balance of power through trade and war. Poor interest management could arise from ignorance, error, or the divergence between the private interests of rulers and a state's true interests. The stakes of pursuing or neglecting true interest were high: the survival and prosperity of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: History of European Ideas
DOI: 10.1080/01916599.2014.926659


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