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Market Power Politics – War, Institutions, and Strategic Delay in World Politics - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Market Power Politics: War, Institutions, and Strategic Delay in World Politics

Stephen E. Gent and Mark J.C. Crescenzi

Abstract

This book explores how market power competition between states can create disruptions in the global political economy and potentially lead to territorial aggression and war. When a state’s firms have the ability to set prices in a key commodity market like oil or natural gas, state leaders can benefit from increased revenue, stability, and political leverage. Given these potential benefits, states may be motivated to expand their territorial reach in order to gain or maintain such market power. This market power motivation can sometimes lead to war. However, when states are economically interd ... More

Keywords: market power, international institutions, economic interdependence, international conflict, strategic delay, gray zone, salami tactic, Iraq, Russia, China

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780197529805
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197529805.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen E. Gent, author
Associate Professor of Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Mark J.C. Crescenzi, author
Nancy Hanes White Distinguished Professor of Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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