The Uses of Economic Power (I)

  • Klaus Knorr
Part of the The Political Economy of International Relations book series (IPES)


The bases and instrumentation of national economic power were described in Chapter 4. We now turn to these instrumental uses in the pursuit of various foreign-policy goals and objectives; we shall examine types of application that have been cultivated frequently in recent decades, and evaluate, as far as possible, the effectiveness of the means involved in the achievement of national ends.


Foreign Trade Economic Power Communist Country Economic Sanction Soviet Government 
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