The Use of Ideologies Such as Mercantilism, Liberalism and Marxism in Explaining the Behaviour of State

Augustine Ejiofor ONYISHI, Solomon Ogbonna ABUGU


This paper seek and attempt to identify and explain the rudiments of the relationship if any that exist between ideologies and the behavior of state and its apparatuses. Though this study is not primarily an exposition of ideas or ideologies or even the substance or structure of the state itself, it attempts a critique of both variables and equally ex-rayed the nature and effect of the relationship as it affect the behavior of state. With a particular attention on how some of these ideologies such as Liberalisms, Mercantilisms and Marxism, developed and affect the behavior of state. The paper reviewed some of the existing but related studies, noting some of the salient features that guided the theoretical evidence that is provided on the link between these highlighted ideologies and some specific behavior of the modern state.

Keywords: Liberalism, Mercantilism, Marxism, Ideology, Behaviour of States

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