Ten Theses on LPE of Foreign Policy

Ganesh Sitaraman – 

In many areas of law and policy, political economy thinking has not yet become mainstream. People often separate politics from economics to a degree that is unrealistic, and they undervalue how economic power can be used for political ends. American foreign policy today, I think, suffers from these problems. Over at the American Prospect, I’ve offered ten theses on the relationship between political economy and foreign policy. They are stylized for effect, and thus leave out some nuance, but my hope is to start a conversation on what the consequences are of placing political economy at the center of foreign policy thinking.

Ganesh Sitaraman is a Chancellor Faculty Fellow, Professor of Law, and Director of the Program in Law and Government at Vanderbilt Law School.