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Jealousy of Trade

International Competition and the Nation-State in Historical Perspective

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$31.00 • £24.95 • €28.00

ISBN 9780674055773

Publication Date: 03/15/2010


560 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

8 line illustrations

Belknap Press


  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Jealousy of Trade: An Introduction
  • I. Natural Liberty and Global Competition
    • 1. The Language of Sociability and Commerce: Samuel Pufendorf and the Theoretical Foundations of the “Four-Stages” Theory
    • 2. Free Trade and the Economic Limits to National Politics: Neo-Machiavellian Political Economy Reconsidered
    • 3. The “Rich Country–Poor Country” Debate in the Scottish Enlightenment
  • II. Paradoxes of Reform and Transition
    • 4. The Rhapsody of Public Debt: David Hume and Voluntary State Bankruptcy
    • 5. Adam Smith and the Political Economy of the “Unnatural and Retrograde” Order
    • 6. Needs and Justice in the Wealth of Nations
  • III. Commercial Nation-State
    • 7. The Permanent Crisis of a Divided Mankind: “Nation-State” and “Nationalism” in Historical Perspective
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 2007 J. David Greenstone Book Prize, Politics and History Section of the American Political Science Association
  • 2007 Joseph J. Spengler Best Book Prize, History of Economics Society
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