So far, our enquiry has tended to involve relatively general analytical questions about the adequacy of different kinds of economic and political arguments. The next four chapters will provide some extra empirical detail to flesh out the economic debates introduced in the previous chapter. The main emphasis, though, will be an analysis of political significance and political causation, through an exploration of concrete political agency. The economic issues discussed in the second part of Chapter 4 form the background for our discussion but what really matters here is how and why different arguments were taken up by particular political actors.


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© Ben Thirkell-White 2005

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  • Ben Thirkell-White
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  1. 1.School of International RelationsUniversity of St AndrewsUK

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