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American Power after the Financial Crisis
Jonathan Kirshner explains how the crisis altered the international balance of power, affecting the patterns and pulse of world politics.
Capital as Will and Imagination
Schumpeter's Guide to the Postwar Japanese Miracle
Joseph Schumpeter is not thought of as a theorist of credit-supercharged high-speed growth, but that is what he became in postwar Japan. This new view helps also to explain Japan's bubble, and the global bubbles that have followed it.
Central Banks and Gold
How Tokyo, London, and New York Shaped the Modern World
Central bankers have enjoyed great power and autonomy. They have cooperated to construct and preserve towering structures of debt, reshaping relations of power and ownership around the world. In Central Banks and Gold, Simon James Bytheway and Mark Metzler explore how this financialized form of globalism first took shape a century ago.
Currency and Contest in East Asia
The Great Power Politics of Financial Regionalism
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 Currency of Confidence
How Economic Beliefs Shape the IMF's Relationship with Its Borrowers
The IMF is a purposive actor in world politics, primarily driven by a set of homogenous economic ideas, Stephen C. Nelson suggests in The Currency of Confidence, and its professional staff emerged from an insular set of American-trained economists.
Exchange Rate Politics in the Developing World
In Demanding Devaluation, David Steinberg argues that the demands of powerful interest groups often dictate government decisions about the level of the exchange rate.
The Revival of Financial Activism in South Korea
Thurbon offers a novel defense of the developmental state idea and a new framework for investigating the emergence and evolution of developmental states. She also canvasses the implications of the Korean experience for wider debates concerning the future of financial activism in an era of financialization, energy insecurity, and climate change.
A Europe Made of Money
The Emergence of the European Monetary System
Drawing on an extensive archival research from eighteen archives in six countries, this book makes a significant contribution to the understanding of European integration and the evolution of the world monetary system.
From Convergence to Crisis
Labor Markets and the Instability of the Euro
What explains Eurozone member-states' divergent exposure to Europe's sovereign debt crisis? Deviating from current fiscal and financial views, From Convergence to Crisis focuses on labor markets in a narrative that distinguishes the winners from the losers in the euro crisis.
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...