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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 its...



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...



Japan Remodeled
How Government and Industry Are Reforming Japanese Capitalism
Steven K. Vogel
As the Japanese economy languished in the 1990s Japanese government officials, business executives, and opinion leaders concluded that their economic model had gone terribly wrong. They questioned the very institutions that had been credited with...



Limits to Liberalization
Local Culture in a Global Marketplace
Patricia M. Goff
The so-called culture industries—film, television and radio broadcasting, periodical and book publishing, video and sound recording—are noteworthy exceptions to the rhetorical commitment of Western countries to free trade as a major goal. These...



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...



The Ambivalent Consumer
Questioning Consumption in East Asia and the West
A comparative examination of the ambivalence provoked, especially in East and Southeast Asia, by the global spread of "American" consumer culture.



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