Geopolitics and Development in Petty, Hamilton and List

Vol. 39 No. 2 (2019)

Apr-Jun / 2019
Published April 1, 2019
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How to Cite

Padula, Raphael, and José Luís Fiori. 2019. “Geopolitics and Development in Petty, Hamilton and List”. Brazilian Journal of Political Economy 39 (2), 236-52. https://doi.org/10.1590/0101-35172019-2905.

Geopolitics and Development in Petty, Hamilton and List

Raphael Padula
Professor Adjunto e Coordenador da Pós-Graduação em Economia Política Internacional (PEPI) do Instituto de Economia da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro – IE/UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro/RJ, Brasil.
José Luís Fiori
Professor Titular de Economia Política Internacional (PEPI), do Instituto de Economia da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro / IE/UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro/RJ, Brasil.
Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 39 No. 2 (2019), Apr-Jun / 2019, Pages 236-252

Abstract

This paper argues that the views of Petty, Hamilton, and List, considered the "external threat" matter of countries a fundamental dimension of their economic development, and therefore thought national economies not only in terms of economic progress, but also as an instrument for political independence, military sovereignty and national security. Thus, the "external threat" is used to prioritize strategic objectives and direct the productive structure and the generation of income to certain sectors considered more relevant. Finally, it is argued that this conception is absent in Latin American thought and originates the discipline of International Political Economy.  

JEL Classification: F59; F52; B12.


Keywords: International Political Economy, Development, Security, Economic Nationalism