Quantizing Geoeconomics: Emerging Geoeconomics in International Economic Law Through a Quantum Worldview
Asian Journal of WTO & International Health Law and Policy, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 5-39, March 2022
36 Pages Posted: 13 Apr 2022
Date Written: March 30, 2022
Geoeconomics captures anomalies in neoliberalism, represented by the resurgence of national security protection and regional competition in the global economic order since 2016. Yet, several aspects of geoeconomics have been criticized. Inspired by the recent developments in quantum theories in international relations, we aim to create a theoretical framework for the quantization of geoeconomics by using quantum measurement and holism at the analogical and ontological levels, respectively, to better conceptualize geoeconomics within the scope of international economic law. The article analyzes geoeconomics on the premise of a holographic ontology with features of the probabilities of wave functions, as evidenced by the practices of China and the US under cooperative and competitive geoeconomics. This work is the first attempt to “travel” quantum theories to international economic law. It calls for collective endeavors to transcend the limitations of a quantum worldview and develop new scholarships to expand the outreach of international law.
Keywords: geoeconomics, national security protection, quantum theories, quantum international relations, global economic order, international economic law
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