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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...

The Geography of Money
Benjamin J. Cohen
The traditional assumption holds that the territory of money coincides precisely with the political frontiers of each nation state: France has the franc, the United Kingdom has the pound, the United States has the dollar. But the disparity between...

Global Pressure, National System
How German Corporate Governance Is Changing
Alexander Börsch
Will the pressures of financial and product market globalization force European firms to switch from a stakeholder-based model of corporate governance to a shareholder-based, Anglo-Saxon system? While many scholars of globalization have long assumed...

The Globalizers
The IMF, the World Bank, and Their Borrowers
Ngaire Woods
The greatest success of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank has been as globalizers. But at whose cost? Would borrowing countries be better off without the IMF and World Bank?

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...

Governing Finance
East Asia's Adoption of International Standards
Andrew Walter
Walter explains why Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, and Thailand—key targets and test cases of this international standards project—were placed under intense pressure to transform their domestic financial governance.

Governing the World's Money
The effective governance of global money and finance is under enormous stress. Deep changes over the last decade in capital markets, exchange rate systems, and government finances suggest dramatic shifts in the contours of monetary power, with...

Governments, Markets, and Growth
Financial Systems and Politics of Industrial Change
John Zysman
Zysman demonstrates that there is a direct relationship between a nation's financial system and its government's ability to restart the growth engine.

The Great Wall of Money
Power and Politics in China's International Monetary Relations
By illuminating the politics of China's international monetary relations, this book provides a timely account of the global economy, the role of the renminbi in international relations, and the trajectory of China’s continuing ascendency in the coming decades.

Havens in a Storm
The Struggle for Global Tax Regulation
J. C. Sharman
Small states have learned in recent decades that capital accumulates where taxes are low; as a result, tax havens have increasingly competed for the attention of international investors with tax and regulatory concessions. Economically powerful...

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