Show simple item record

The Art of (Trade) War: Examining the Relationship Between the Political Economies of the U.S. and China Through the Lens of Previous Machiavellian Moments

dc.contributor.advisor Malesky, Edmund
dc.contributor.author Snowden, Hunter
dc.date.accessioned 2019-04-01T15:23:40Z
dc.date.available 2019-04-01T15:23:40Z
dc.date.issued 2019-03-25
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10161/18199
dc.description.abstract This paper analyzes how the trade war between the United States and China is similar to that of the economic and political dispute between the English and the Dutch during the 17th century. Along the way, a revisiting of the political and economic theory behind the Machiavellian Moment, neo-Machiavellian political economy, and the rise and fall of the English and Dutch hegemonies was conducted. I then compared this compiled data with the trade policies and economic statistics of modern day China and the United States. Additionally, it evaluates whether there appears to be any significant overlap between the two eras with regard to the underlying cause and subsequent responses. From there, similarities and differences were drawn and logical intermediary conclusions were made based on the trends of each country’s political and economic structure. The study concludes that there is considerable correlation between the political economies of the Netherlands in the 17th century and the United States today as well as England in the 17th century and China today. Both sets of countries in each era encountered their own Machiavellian Moment and responded by either embracing a neo-Machiavellian political economy in the case of England and China, or maintaining their own problematic political economy in the case of the Netherlands and the United States.
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject Mercantilism
dc.subject Political economy
dc.subject Hegemony
dc.subject Trade war
dc.subject US-China
dc.subject Machiavelli
dc.title The Art of (Trade) War: Examining the Relationship Between the Political Economies of the U.S. and China Through the Lens of Previous Machiavellian Moments
dc.type Honors thesis
dc.department Political Science
duke.embargo.months 0


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record