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Political Economy of Trade, Institutions, and Transnational Interests, in the Atlantic

Project description

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.

Coordinator

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Net EU contribution
€ 224 933,76
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
United Kingdom

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Region
East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00