O nation states seek to maximize wealth or power?

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i m also giving you my module reading list below:
Essential Readings
a?Realisma?, Dunne T. & Schmidt B.C., chapter 5 in, Baylis, J. Smith, S. Owens. P. (eds), The
globalization of world politics: an introduction to international relations, 5th edition,
OUP, 2005 [RRC 327.101 GLO] a also in 4th and 3rd editionsa¦ And via:
e-journals
Recommended Readings
Strange, S. and Stopford John M. Rival states, rival firms competition for world market
shares (Cambridge University Press 1991), chapter 1. [RRC TAY [STO]
Richard Ashley, The Poverty of Neorealism”, in Robert Keohane, ed., Neorealism and Its
Critics. Also available in International Organization, Vol. 38, no. 2 (1984): 225-261
JSTOR
Gilpin, R. Global Political Economy: Understanding the International Economic Order
(Princeton University Pr, 2001), chs 1-3 [RRC 337 GIL]
Gilpin, R. The Political Economy of International Relations (Princeton U.P. 1987) chs.1&2.
[RRC 337 GIL]
Strange, S. States and Markets (London: Pinter, 1988), chs. 1 a?The conflict of values and
theoriesa? in RRC P/C 6227 and P/C 6228