Helms School of Government
U.S., China, Economic, Development, Strategy, Christian, Biblical, India
Asian Studies | Growth and Development | International Economics | International Relations | Political Economy | Regional Economics
Good, Kerry Daniel, "The Wealth of Nations and the Advancement of Collective Security" (2019). Senior Honors Theses. 875.
This thesis will address the economic development of countries from the strategic perspective of the United States, and consider how this development will progress overlaid in the context of the Chinese framework for the projection of national power. Using an inter-disciplinary approach, this research will synthesize sources on national security policy and economics, while seeking a Christian apologetic framework to answer these questions: How can the United States promote the economic development of countries in the Asia-Pacific region using a biblical economic-development model, as a part of its national strategy? This thesis focuses on some of the political and socio-economic ideas which catalyze economic development, explaining how these ideas can be strategically promoted by the US government: using the vehicle of civil-society initiatives in economically under-developed strategic-partner countries to foster economic development and securing their autonomy from emerging hegemonic powers.