Interdependence liberalism

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Interdependence liberalism is a strand of liberal international relations thinking which argues that increased interdependence between countries reduces the chance of them engaging in conflict.[1] Interdependence liberals see modernisation as increasing the levels and scope of interdependence between states leading to greater cooperation. Such thinkers also see welfare as the primary concern of states.


  1. ^ Jackson, Robert and George Sorensen (2006) Introduction to International Relations:theories and approaches, Oxford, OUP, 3rd ed, p104