PETITIA. Political Economy of Trade, Institutions, and Transnational Interests, in the Atlantic
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01-07-2024 - Ore 00:00
Non-state actors in empire building
In the Dutch Golden Age, Dutch merchants demanded free trade in the English empire. There were also plans for a Dutch American Company to protect trade in the English colonies. The EU-funded PETITIA project considers both initiatives the work of a transnational advocacy network (TAN) – a cooperation between Dutch merchants and English planters in the English Atlantic colonies. This Marie Skłodowska-Curie action will explore the interdependent nature of economic interests and political decision-making in international politics and diplomacy in this period. Highlighting the importance of non-state actors in international affairs and empire building, the project will study petitions and diplomatic correspondence to reconstruct the economic exposure of the petitioners and TAN’s strategy.