Critical Theories Of IPE

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Introduction This assignment critically analyses and compares Uganda and New Zealand based on the theories of IPE. It also discusses the defining and underlying theories of IPE as applies to the selected countries. It includes the critical perspectives of IPE so as to highlight the implications for the selected countries. Finally it draws recommendations and concludes on what has been observed in the assignment, this will all be done with information accessed from the internet and books that focus on the study of politics especially the field of IPE. This first part of the assignment looks at Uganda as a developing country, it discusses theories that apply to the country and also the changes that the country may apply to ensure that it improves…show more content…
(Baylis.et al. 2011) Mercantilists feel that the state should protect its home products as much as possible. An important figure in mercantilism, Alexander Hamilton, found an ideal situation for mercantilist ideology in the newly founded United States. As colonies, the US was not allowed to develop any substantial industry, leaving the US as primarily a natural resource producer. Hamilton realized the importance of natural resource production, especially agriculture, in the US, but also felt that strong protectionist measures were necessary in order to help infant manufacturing industries in the US. Mercantilists feel that states and markets are "tag team," so to speak. The state helps the market to stay prosperous, and then, in turn, the market helps keep the state prosperous. States only interact with each other when they feel that they have something to gain, usually through means of war. In fact, war and trade protectionism are the few interactions between the home state and foreign…show more content…
NEW ZEALAND New Zealand is an island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (commonly called the North Island and the South Island), and numerous smaller islands, most notably Stewart Island/Rakiura and the Chatham Islands. The indigenous Māori named New Zealand Aotearoa, commonly translated as The Land of the Long White Cloud. New Zealand is a developed country that ranks highly in international comparisons on human development, quality of life, life expectancy, literacy, public education, peace, prosperity, economic freedom, ease of doing business, lack of corruption, press freedom, and the protection of civil liberties and political rights. Its cities also consistently rank among the world’s most liveable. (http://www.whitireia.ac.) New Zealand is a parliamentary constitutional monarchy that also recognizes Queen Elizabeth II as Head of State and in their national anthem, while John Key is the Prime Minister. New Zealand has one of the highest living standards and happiness rating. Generalized characteristics of developed countries: • Post-industrial economies • High level of industrial
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