Power, Protection, and Free Trade
International Sources of U.S. Commercial Strategy, 1887–1939
Lake, David A.
Why do nations so frequently abandon unrestricted international commerce in favor of trade protectionism? David A. Lake contends that the dominant explanation, interest group theory, does not adequately explain American trade strategy or address the contradictory elements of cooperation and conflict that shape the international economy.Power, Protection, and Free Trade offers an alternative, systemic approach to trade strategy that builds on the interaction between domestic and international factors. In this innovative book, Lake maintains that both protection and free trade are legitimate and effective instruments of national policy, the considered responses of nations to varying international structures.
KeywordsPolitical economy; History of the Americas; International economics
ISBN9781501723049, 9781501723056, 9781501727993, 9780801497537, 9780801421341
PublisherCornell University Press
Publication date and placeIthaca, 1990
ImprintCornell University Press
SeriesCornell Studies in Political Economy,
Political science & theory
History of the Americas