International Relations: What Causes States to Pursue Free Trade

12 Pages Posted: 6 Feb 2020

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Samson Baraza

Moi University - School of Law, Students

Date Written: January 11, 2020


International relations are ire interdisciplinary in the nature of this world as they blend with fields of political science, history, and economics in the examination of topics regarding global poverty, human rights, globalization, the political environment, and economics. Free trade is an engine of growth as it keeps on increasing on the global scale thus making it a significant contributor to the economic growth of a state. States which enact free trade policies can create their own economic dynamism, which allows them to foster increased opportunities and freedom for every individual. The governing on states highly relies on good international relations with other nations in a correlating manner where both parties may benefit immensely. Free trade is an essential factor in maintaining affirmative international relations among states, thus the dire need for states to pursue it.

Keywords: Free trade, economic growth, international relations

JEL Classification: F01, F1, F13, F18, F3, F5, G00

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Baraza, Samson, International Relations: What Causes States to Pursue Free Trade (January 11, 2020). Available at SSRN: or

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