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The West — The Locus of Power

  • G. Adler-Karlsson
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Abstract

The locus of power in international economic relations is to be found in the intra-Western sphere, that is, in the relations between the rich Western nations themselves — the members of OECD. This claim can be illustrated in at least three ways.

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