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Protection for Exporters
Power and Discrimination in Transatlantic Trade Relations, 1930–2010
Andreas Dür
Dür provides a novel explanation for the rise of global free trade that stresses the role of societal interests in shaping trade politics. He argues that exporters lobby more in reaction to losses of foreign market access than in pursuit of opportunities.



Tax Havens
How Globalization Really Works
Ronen Palan, Richard Murphy, Christian Chavagneux
This book provide an up-to-date evaluation of the role and function of tax havens in the global financial system—their history, inner workings, impact, extent, and enforcement. They make clear that tax havens have a major impact on the global economy.



Globalizing in Hard Times
The Politics of Banking-Sector Opening in the Emerging World
Leonardo Martinez-Diaz
In Globalizing in Hard Times, Leonardo Martinez-Diaz examines the sudden and substantial increase in cross-border ownership of commercial banks in countries where bank ownership had long been restricted by local rules. Many parties—the World Bank and...



The International Origins of the Federal Reserve System
J. Lawrence Broz
The argument in this book is of very great interest for understanding current battles over financial institutions around the world. And it is of great interest to students of institutional creation and design more broadly."—Political Science Quarterly



Subprime Nation
American Power, Global Capital, and the Housing Bubble
Herman Schwartz
In his exceedingly timely and innovative look at the ramifications of the collapse of the U.S. housing market, chwartz makes the case that worldwide, U.S. growth and power over the last twenty years has depended in large part on domestic housing markets.



The Future of the Dollar
For half a century, the United States has garnered substantial political and economic benefits as a result of the dollar's de facto role as a global currency. In recent years, however, the dollar's preponderant position in world markets has come under...



Foreclosed
High-Risk Lending, Deregulation, and the Undermining of America's Mortgage Market
Dan Immergluck
Foreclosed explains the rise of high-risk lending in the 1990s and early 200s and why these newer types of loans—and their associated regulatory infrastructure—failed in substantial ways, leading to the economic collapse of 2008.



Forced to Be Good
Why Trade Agreements Boost Human Rights
Emilie M. Hafner-Burton
Preferential trade agreements have become common ways to protect or restrict access to national markets in products and services. Hafner-Burton explores how governments pursue trade policies that advance their political interests, including human rights.



Currency and Contest in East Asia
The Great Power Politics of Financial Regionalism
William W. Grimes
Grimes uses primary research and interviews with scores of participants and policy analysts to provide the most accurate, complete, and detailed description available of attempts to build financial cooperation among East Asian countries.



The New Masters of Capital
American Bond Rating Agencies and the Politics of Creditworthiness
Timothy J. Sinclair
Sinclair offers a highly accessible account of bond rating agencies: their origins and the rating processes they use to judge creditworthiness. Illustrated with a wide range of cases, this book offers a fresh assessment of the role of an often-overlooked institution in the dynamics of modern global capitalism.



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