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Foreclosed
High-Risk Lending, Deregulation, and the Undermining of America's Mortgage Market
Dan Immergluck, Daniel 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...



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.



Orderly Change
International Monetary Relations since Bretton Woods
The contributors to Orderly Change show that the history of international monetary relations since Bretton Woods is one of "orderly change"—that is, change within a sturdy but supple framework.



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.



Remaking U.S. Trade Policy
From Protectionism to Globalization
Nitsan Chorev
Chorev focuses on trade liberalization in the United States from the 1930s to the present as she explores the political origins of today's global economy.



Winners without Losers
Why Americans Should Care More about Global Economic Policy
Edward J. Lincoln
In the two decades since the United States became the world's only superpower, policymakers in Washington have seemingly abandoned many tools of statecraft and instead now rely on U.S. military strength as the key—and sometimes the sole—element of...



Regulating Capital
Setting Standards for the International Financial System
David Andrew Singer
Singer provides both a theory of the effects of domestic pressures on international regulation and a detailed analysis of regulators' attempts at international rulemaking in banking, securities, and insurance.



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...



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