The rise of the national economic interest (2014–2016)

This project investigates how the national economic interest came to be seen as a goal of government independent of state power and security, and the enduring effects of this separation both for states and international society. It will result in a highly original account of the rise of economics, by finally paying attention to its historical origins not in science but security politics. By doing so the project will reveal the sources of key current preoccupations and difficulties, especially: how to think about the relationship between states and markets, including volatile financial markets, and the role of economic knowledge in liberal democracies.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
Funded by:
Australian Research Council