David A. Baldwin
Princeton University Press
A comprehensive knowledge of all the methods of statecraft, not just military ones, is required in order to navigate the treacherous and complicated world of today. Economic Statecraft by David Baldwin provides an analytical framework for evaluating such strategies and challenges the idea that economic instruments of foreign policy are ineffective. This is done by using the framework to evaluate the effectiveness of such strategies. This bold and provocative book explains not only the utility of economic statecraft but also its morality, legality, and role in the history of international thought. It does this by integrating insights from economics, political science, psychology, philosophy, history, law, and sociology.