Germany and the Politics of Europe s Money

Germany and the Politics of Europe s Money

This book explores how and why Germany--whose economic power makes it a pivotal player--has developed inconsistent policies toward European monetary institutions and how these institutions affect domestic politics and state policies toward ...

Author: Karl Kaltenthaler

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822321718

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 146

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As countries in the European Union struggle to comply with the Maastricht Treaty, the question of monetary integration is at the forefront of European politics. This book explores how and why Germany--whose economic power makes it a pivotal player--has developed inconsistent policies toward European monetary institutions and how these institutions affect domestic politics and state policies toward the institutions.
Categories: Business & Economics

Hot Money and the Politics of Debt

Hot Money and the Politics of Debt

Investigates the world of offshore finance, capital flight, money laundering, and tax evasion.

Author: R. T. Naylor

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773527435

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 536

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Investigates the world of offshore finance, capital flight, money laundering, and tax evasion. The author details the origins of "hot money", explains how corporations and governments have become hostage to it, and discusses the price the world is currently paying for this problem, e.g. Third World debt, international terrorism, etc.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Politics of Money

The Politics of Money

The main argument of the book is that it is necessary to understand the crucial role of finance in driving the 'free market' economy if a democratic and sustainable economy is to be achieved.

Author: Frances Hutchinson

Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)

ISBN: STANFORD:36105026168679

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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Classical and radical economists have marginalised the role of money, most particularly the role of credit, in driving the machinery of accumulation and exclusion. Although critiques of capitalism from Marxist, feminist and ecological perspectives abound, The Politics of Money is unique in gathering the strengths of these differing critiques into a coherent whole.The book reviews the role of money in current society through an overview of the history of money creation and a critique of the main theoretical developments in economic thought. Alternative perspectives on money are then presented through a review of a number of radical perspectives but focusing mainly on the work of Marx, Veblen and the social credit perspective of Douglas and the guild socialists.The authors have drawn upon their varied expertise in economics and the social sciences to produce the foundations of a new political economy that will enable communities to reconstruct their socio-economic fabric through social and political control of money systems.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Great Wall of Money

The Great Wall of Money

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 ...

Author: Eric Helleiner

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801454660

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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As an economic superpower, China has become an increasingly important player in the international monetary system. Its foreign exchange reserves are the largest in the world and its exchange rate policy has become a major subject of international economic diplomacy. The internationalization of the renminbi (RMB) raises critical questions in international policy circles: What kinds of power is China acquiring in international monetary relations? What are the priorities of the Chinese government? What explains its preferences? In The Great Wall of Money, a distinguished group of contributors addresses these questions from distinct perspectives, revealing the extent to which China’s choices, and global monetary affairs, will be shaped by internal political factors and affect world politics. The RMB is a likely competitor for the dollar in the next couple of decades; its emergence as an important international currency would have substantial effects on the balance of power between the United States and China. 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.
Categories: Political Science

Global Capital National State and the Politics of Money

Global Capital  National State and the Politics of Money

The central theme of the book is the limitations and constraints on state action which arise from the relation between the (nation) state and the global flow of money.

Author: Werner Bonefeld

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349142408

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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The politics of international debt have received increasing attention in recent years. However, discussion of the politics of money has focused on Latin American and 'third' world countries. So far there has been little treatment of the politics of scarce money and of money as a political category in relation to 'advanced' countries. The central theme of the book is the limitations and constraints on state action which arise from the relation between the (nation) state and the global flow of money.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Politics of Money

The Politics of Money

It is at times like this where fortunes (and lives) are lost, and also made. This book illuminates the dark forces at work behind the guise of governance and the clandestine multi-billion dollar trades on Wall Street.

Author: Gregory Mannarino

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1300076984

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 188

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A warning: never before in recorded history has humankind faced a crisis like the one which lies directly in our path. An unstoppable cataclysmic fiscal event is rapidly approaching which is going to wipe out a large portion of the world's population. Make no mistake about it, those holding positions at the highest levels of government are well aware that a monster is coming our way-but there is a paradox. Although this single event is going to leave the vast majority who survive desperate and destitute, never before has there been a greater opportunity for those with little or no net worth to become massively wealthy. It is at times like this where fortunes (and lives) are lost, and also made. This book illuminates the dark forces at work behind the guise of governance and the clandestine multi-billion dollar trades on Wall Street.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Politics of Money

The Politics of Money

Author: Brian Johnson

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105034975289

Category: Balance of payments

Page: 339

View: 913

Categories: Balance of payments

The Real Politics of the Horn of Africa

The Real Politics of the Horn of Africa

The Real Politics of the Horn of Africa delves into the business of politics in the turbulent, war-torn countries of north-east Africa.

Author: Alex de Waal

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780745695617

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

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The Real Politics of the Horn of Africa delves into the business of politics in the turbulent, war-torn countries of north-east Africa. It is a contemporary history of how politicians, generals and insurgents bargain over money and power, and use of war to achieve their goals. Drawing on a thirty-year career in Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia, including experience as a participant in high-level peace talks, Alex de Waal provides a unique and compelling account of how these countries’ leaders run their governments, conduct their business, fight their wars and, occasionally, make peace. De Waal shows how leaders operate on a business model, securing funds for their ‘political budgets’ which they use to rent the provisional allegiances of army officers, militia commanders, tribal chiefs and party officials at the going rate. This political marketplace is eroding the institutions of government and reversing statebuildingÑand it is fuelled in large part by oil exports, aid funds and western military assistance for counter-terrorism and peacekeeping. The Real Politics of the Horn of Africa is a sharp and disturbing book with profound implications for international relations, development and peacemaking in the Horn of Africa and beyond.
Categories: Social Science

The Politics of Money

The Politics of Money

Author: Harold A. Taylor

Publisher:

ISBN: 0860480151

Category: Monetary policy

Page: 30

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Categories: Monetary policy

Money and Power in Europe

Money and Power in Europe

Traces the history of European monetary negotiations from the 1960s to the 1990s.

Author: Matthias Kaelberer

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791449963

Category: Political Science

Page: 254

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Traces the history of European monetary negotiations from the 1960s to the 1990s.
Categories: Political Science

The Euro

The Euro

Drawing on more than one hundred interviews with leading figures associated with the Euro and scores of secret documents from international archives, the author underscores the Euro's importance for the global economy, in particular for U.S ...

Author: David Marsh

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300127300

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 340

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Drawing on more than one hundred interviews with leading figures associated with the Euro and scores of secret documents from international archives, the author underscores the Euro's importance for the global economy, in particular for U.S. and British economic and political agendas.
Categories: Business & Economics

Global Capital National State and the Politics of Money

Global Capital  National State and the Politics of Money

The central theme of the book is the limitations and constraints on state action which arise from the relation between the (nation) state and the global flow of money.

Author: Werner Bonefeld

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0333618556

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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The politics of international debt have received increasing attention in recent years. However, discussion of the politics of money has focused on Latin American and 'third' world countries. So far there has been little treatment of the politics of scarce money and of money as a political category in relation to 'advanced' countries. The central theme of the book is the limitations and constraints on state action which arise from the relation between the (nation) state and the global flow of money.
Categories: Business & Economics

Washington Bedtime Stories

Washington Bedtime Stories

A delightful perspective on the nation's major issues from a brilliant economist with a serious sense of humor.

Author: Herbert Stein

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105005697383

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 381

View: 165

A delightful perspective on the nation's major issues from a brilliant economist with a serious sense of humor.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Future of Money

The Future of Money

This book should also be of interest to scholars, government officials, and others interested in the future of international monetary affairs."--Robert Gilpin, Princeton University "This book is an outstanding addition to the literature.

Author: Benjamin J. Cohen

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691116660

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 294

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Is globalization leading us toward a world of fewer and fewer currencies and, consequently, simplified monetary management? Many specialists believe this is the case, as the territorial monopolies national governments have long claimed over money appears to be eroding. In The Future of Money, Benjamin Cohen argues that this view--which he calls the "Contraction Contention"--is wrong. Rigorously argued, written with extraordinary clarity, and thoroughly up-to-date, this book demonstrates that the global population of currencies is set to expand greatly, not contract, making monetary governance more difficult, not less. At the book's core is an innovative theoretical model for understanding the strategic preferences of states in monetary management. Should governments defend their traditional monetary sovereignty, or should they seek some kind of regional consolidation of currencies? The model offers two broad advances. First, whereas most scholarly work evaluates strategic options individually or in comparison to just one other alternative, this model emphasizes the three-dimensional nature of the decisions involved. Second, the model emphasizes degrees of currency regionalization as a central determinant of state preferences. Cohen also systematically explores the role of the private sector as an alternative source of money. The book concludes with two key policy proposals. First, fiscal policy should be resurrected as a tool of macroeconomic management, to offset the present-day erosion in the effectiveness of monetary policy. Second, the International Monetary Fund should more actively help coordinate the decentralized strategic decision-making of governments. The future of money will be perilous. But, by mapping out the alternative policies countries can follow, The Future of Money shows it need not be chaotic.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Power of Money

The Power of Money

Yet significant aspects of how money works in society are concealed by myths, dogmas, and misperceptions. In The Power of Money Henry Bretton focuses on how money works in a democracy.

Author: Henry L. Bretton

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0873954254

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 418

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Money is both a vibrant, dynamic material substance and a social force that permeates industrial societies in their entirety. Yet significant aspects of how money works in society are concealed by myths, dogmas, and misperceptions. In The Power of Money Henry Bretton focuses on how money works in a democracy. He contends that the well-being of political democracy depends on a fuller understanding of the centrality of money in politics, and he presents his ideas on monetary policy, corruption and reform, banking and politics, private power within a democracy, money in international relations, and the system-destroying effects of money. Bretton considers the subject of money and democracy in the context of how monetarization of societies proceeded form antiquity to the Industrial Revolution, and he analyzes the formative years of the United States in terms of being based on political ideas that did not take account of monetarization. He reviews what social theorists and economists from Aristotle to Friedman have thought about the role of money in society and how it affects individual behavior and social norms. The link between economics and politics has been only partially explored, he contends, and he sees the major task for social scientists as developing a fuller integration of the two mainstreams of social theory, the political and the economic.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Economics and Politics of Money

The Economics and Politics of Money

This work represents the full range of Alan Walters' contribution to economics over a period of 30 years, from academic debate to close involvement in British policy-making.

Author: Alan Arthur Walters

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105020188475

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 383

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This work represents the full range of Alan Walters' contribution to economics over a period of 30 years, from academic debate to close involvement in British policy-making.
Categories: Business & Economics

Bad Money

Bad Money

In his acclaimed book American Theocracy, Kevin Phillips warned of the perilous interaction of debt, financial recklessness, and the spiking cost (and growing scarcity) of oil- warnings that are proving to be frighteningly accurate.

Author: Kevin Phillips

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101046326

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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In his acclaimed book American Theocracy, Kevin Phillips warned of the perilous interaction of debt, financial recklessness, and the spiking cost (and growing scarcity) of oil- warnings that are proving to be frighteningly accurate. Now, in his most significant and timely book yet, Phillips takes the full measure of this crisis. They are a part of what he calls "bad money"- not just the depreciated dollar, but also the dangerous attitudes and the flawed products of wayward mega-finance. His devastating conclusion: In its hubris, the financial sector has hijacked the American economy and put our very global future at risk-and it may be too late to stop it.
Categories: Business & Economics

Pay to Play Politics How Money Defines the American Democracy

Pay to Play Politics  How Money Defines the American Democracy

The purpose of this book is to reconcile how—against many people's wishes—the connection between money and politics has come to define American democracy.

Author: Heath Brown

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440850066

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 188

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Pay-to-Play Politics examines money and politics from different angles to understand a central paradox of American democracy: why, when the public and politicians decry money as the worst aspect of American politics, are there so few signs of change? • Presents a holistic academic treatment of the topic of money and politics in America that is also accessible to general readers • Includes a broad range of policy recommendations pertaining to lobbying, campaign finance, and wealth • Synthesizes the complex research on the relationship between money and politics, offering readers a clear explanation of what to worry about and what is not a cause for concern • Offers an expert assessment of all the major political reforms to promote democratic government and reduce the negative consequences of money and politics
Categories: Business & Economics

Australia s Money Mandarins

Australia s Money Mandarins

For most of its life the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has lead a fairly conservative existence.

Author: Stephen Bell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521839904

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 238

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For most of its life the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has lead a fairly conservative existence.
Categories: Business & Economics