Chapter 2 Science and ideology
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The facts are in dispute. The belief-systems differ. Epistemology is a function of time and space. Analysing the debate, this chapter argues that the three main ideological frameworks in international relations and international economics are liberalism, focusing on factored-down choice, socialism, which concentrates on solidarity and equity, and nationalism, which argues for the whole and warns against the outsiders. Authors like Mill, Marx and Hegel are invoked to make the bridge between national and global political economy. Science will never be able to unify the worldviews.

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