The Concept of National Development, 1917-1989

The Concept of National Development, 1917-1989 of National The Concept 1917-1989 Development, and Requiem Elegy IMMANUEL WALLERSTEIN State York at University of New Binghamton Since at least the sixteenth thinkers have been discuss- century, European how to the wealth of the and have realm, ing augment governments sought All or were to take to maintain and enhance this wealth. the adjured steps debates about mercantilism centered around how to be certain that more wealth entered a state than left it. When Adam Smith wrote The Wealth of in Nations he was concerned to attack the notion that 1776, governments could best enhance this wealth various restrictions on trade. He by foreign instead the notion that the of individual entre- preached maximizing ability in in to act as deemed wisest the world market would fact result preneurs they in an enhancement of the wealth of the nation. optimal This tension between a free versus a trade stance basically protectionist became one of the themes of in the various states of the major policy-making in the nineteenth It often was the most issue world-system century. significant that divided the forces of states. It was clear principal political particular by then that a central theme of the was http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Behavioral Scientist SAGE

The Concept of National Development, 1917-1989

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of National The Concept 1917-1989 Development, and Requiem Elegy IMMANUEL WALLERSTEIN State York at University of New Binghamton Since at least the sixteenth thinkers have been discuss- century, European how to the wealth of the and have realm, ing augment governments sought All or were to take to maintain and enhance this wealth. the adjured steps debates about mercantilism centered around how to be certain that more wealth entered a state than left it. When Adam Smith wrote The Wealth of in Nations he was concerned to attack the notion that 1776, governments could best enhance this wealth various restrictions on trade. He by foreign instead the notion that the of individual entre- preached maximizing ability in in to act as deemed wisest the world market would fact result preneurs they in an enhancement of the wealth of the nation. optimal This tension between a free versus a trade stance basically protectionist became one of the themes of in the various states of the major policy-making in the nineteenth It often was the most issue world-system century. significant that divided the forces of states. It was clear principal political particular by then that a central theme of the was

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American Behavioral ScientistSAGE

Published: Mar 1, 1992

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