Radasanu, Andrea M., 1973-
B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)
Department of Political Science
Scholars have most notably studied Montesquieu’s The Spirit of the Laws for his regime typology and his writings on the separation of powers within a state. However, in recent years, a wave of liberal internationalists has looked to Montesquieu for his commentary on the effects of commerce in the international arena. Primarily, they cite Montesquieu for his claim that “The natural effect of commerce is to lead to peace. Two nations that trade with each other become reciprocally dependent; if one has an interest in buying, the other has an interest in selling” (Montesquieu XX, 2). This study will strive to analyze the different roles states play in commerce and the respective advantages/consequences of these roles. Furthermore, this research advances the discussion of international peace theory by evaluating the implications of interstate commerce.
Moore, Charles C., "Montesquieu: An Examination of the Respective Advantages (and/or Consequences) of Commerce Between States" (2016). Honors Capstones. 805.
Northern Illinois University
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