States and the Reemergence of Global Finance From Bretton Woods to The 1990s

ISBN-10: 0801483336
ISBN-13: 9780801483332
Authors: Eric Helleiner
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Most accounts explain the postwar globalization of financial markets as a product of unstoppable technological and market forces. Drawing on extensive historical research, Eric Helleiner provides the first comprehensive political history of the phenomenon, one that details and explains the central role played by states in permitting and encouraging financial globalization.Helleiner begins by highlighting the commitment of advanced industrial states to a restrictive international financial order at the 1944 Bretton Woods conference and during the early postwar years. He then explains the growing political support for the globalization of financial markets after the late 1950s by analyzing…    

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Eric Helleiner is Professor and Faculty of Arts Chair in International Political Economy, Department of Political Science and Balsillie School of International Affairs, University of Waterloo.


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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Cornell University Press Number of pages: 258 Dimensions: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall Weight: 0.836 lbs.