Interdependence liberalism is a strand of liberal international relations thinking which argues that increased interdependence between countries reduces the chance of them engaging in conflict. Interdependence liberals see modernisation as increasing the levels and scope of interdependence between states leading to greater cooperation. Such thinkers also see welfare as the primary concern of states, and the military force becoming less useful.
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- Jackson, Robert and George Sorensen (2006) Introduction to International Relations:theories and approaches, Oxford, OUP, 3rd ed, p104