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Author Frieden, Jeffry A
Title Global capitalism : its fall and rise in the twentieth century / Jeffry A. Frieden
Imprint New York : W.W. Norton, ©2006
book jacket
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 Euro-Am Studies Lib  337.0904 F9131 2006    AVAILABLE    30500101243395
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  337.0904 F9131 2007    AVAILABLE  -  30500101405887
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Edition 1st ed
Descript xvii, 556 pages ; 25 cm
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Note "First published as a Norton paperback 2007" (xvii, 556 pages ; 21 cm)
Includes bibliographical references (pages 479-516) and index
Foreword / Paul Kennedy -- Preface -- Prologue : Into the twentieth century -- From mercantilism to free trade -- From silver to gold -- Threats to the global order -- [pt]. 1. Last best years of the golden age, 1896-1914 -- 1. Global capitalism triumphant -- The gold standard reaffirmed -- Specialization and growth -- Globalism and its discontents -- 2. Defenders of the global economy -- Intellectual support for the golden age -- Nathan Mayer Rothschild, 1840-1915 -- The free traders -- Supporters of the golden pillars -- Global networks for a global economy -- The international migration of capital and people -- Globalization -- 3. Success stories of the golden age -- Britain overtaken -- New technologies and the new industrialism -- Protecting the infant industries -- The areas of recent settlement -- Growth in the tropics -- Heckscher and Ohlin interpret the golden age
4. Failures of development -- King Leopold and the Congo -- Colonialism and underdevelopment -- Misrule and underdevelopment -- Stagnation in Asia -- Stagnation on the plantation -- Obstacles to development -- 5. Problems of the global economy -- Free trade or fair trade? -- Winners and losers from trade -- Silver threats among the gold -- Labor and the classical order -- The gilded age tarnished? -- [pt]. 2. Things fall apart, 1914-1939 -- 6. "All that is solid melts into air ..." -- Economic consequences of the Great War -- Europe rebuilds -- The twenties roar -- America in isolation -- A world restored? -- Into the void -- 7. The world of tomorrow -- The new industries -- The new corporations -- The new multinational enterprises -- Down on the farm -- New societies -- Advances and retreats -- 8. The established order collapses -- The end of the boom -- Gold and the crisis -- From the darkness -- Out with the old -- 9. The turn to Autarky -- Semi-industrial self-sufficiency -- Schacht and the Nazis rebuild Germany -- Autarkic economic policies -- Europe swings to the right -- Socialism in one country -- Development turns inward -- The Autarkic alternative
10. Building a social democracy -- Swedish and American roads to social democracy -- Keynes and social democracy -- Labor, capital, and social democracy -- Social democracy and international cooperation -- From the ashes -- [pt]. 3. Together again, 1939-1973 -- 11. Reconstruction east and west -- The United States leads the way -- The immediate task -- Dean Acheson, present at the creation -- The United States and European reconstruction -- The Soviet Union builds a bloc -- Two syntheses -- 12. The Bretton Woods system in action -- Postwar growth accelerates -- Jean Monnet and a United States of Europe -- Bretton Woods in trade -- The Bretton Woods monetary order -- International investment under Bretton Woods -- Bretton Woods and the welfare state -- The success of Bretton Woods -- 13. Decolonization and development -- Import-substituting industrialization -- The rush to independence -- ISI in theory and practice -- Nehru leads India to industrialization -- The Third World embraces ISI -- The modern spread of industry
14. Socialism in many countries -- The socialist world expands -- The socialist world divides -- The Chinese road -- Socialism in the Third World -- A socialist future? -- 15. The end of Bretton Woods -- The compromises unravel -- Challenges to trade and investment -- Crises of import substitution -- Socialism stagnates -- End of an era -- [pt]. 4. Globalization, 1973-2000 -- 16. Crisis and change -- Oil and other shocks -- The Volcker counter-shock -- Globalism -- Global finance and national financial crises -- 17. Globalizers victorious -- New technologies, new ideas -- Globalizing interests -- George Soros makes markets -- Trade unblocked -- 18. Countries catch up -- Global production and national specialization -- Export-led growth on the edge of Europe and Asia -- East Asian and Latin American followers -- The Marxist sociologist takes power -- Eastern Europe joins the West -- A new international division of labor -- 19. Countries fall behind -- Reform and transition disappointed -- Developmental disasters -- The Zambian road -- African catastrophe -- Plague, destitution, and desperation -- 20. Global capitalism troubled -- Financial fragility and the unholy trinity -- "The three scariest words" -- Global markets : ungoverned or unwanted? -- Conclusion -- A note on data and sources -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- References -- Index
International trade at unprecedented levels, millions of people migrating yearly in search of jobs, the world's economies more open to one another than ever before--such was the global economy in 1900. Then as now, many people considered globalization to be inevitable and irreversible. Yet the entire edifice collapsed in a few months in 1914. Globalization is a choice, not a fact--a result of policy decisions and the politics that shape them. Political scientist Frieden's history explores the golden age of globalization during the early years of the twentieth century, its swift collapse in the crises of 1914-45, the divisions of the Cold War world, and the turn again toward global integration at the end of the century. Full of character and event, it deepens our understanding of the century just past and sheds light on our current situation.--From publisher description
Link Online version: Frieden, Jeffry A. Global capitalism. New York ; London : W.W. Norton, 2007, ©2006 (OCoLC)682378765
Subject International economic relations -- History -- 20th century
Capitalism -- History -- 20th century
Globalization -- Economic aspects -- History -- 20th century
International finance -- History -- 20th century
Economic history -- 20th century
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